Daily Archives: June 17, 2009

Night 1: Vic Chesnutt and Jonathan Richman at the Bowery Ballroom

Jonathan Richman, off-kilter as usual, at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC, on June 16. (Photos copyright 2009, Steven P. Marsh)

Jonathan Richman, off-kilter as usual, at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC, on June 16. (Photos copyright 2009, Steven P. Marsh)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Jonathan Richman‘s set at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom last night was so wonderful it left me virtually speechless. And Athens, Ga., legend Vic Chesnutt‘s opening set was revelatory, as well.

Vic C gets ready

Vic Chesnutt preparing before his set.

Newsflash: Vic told the crowd last night that Jonathan had recently flown him to San Francisco, where Vic recorded his new album, with Jonathan and his drummer, Tommy Larkins, backing him up. “It went pretty well,” the paraplegic singer-songwriter said with a grin.

I’ll be back for tonight’s show, expecting something equally entertaining. You should be there too.

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