Thursday, May 13, 2010

Karen Elson
El Mocambo

There really should be so much more in that Mrs. Jack White!
Except she ain't him and that's not what it's about.
Truth be told I wouldn't be going to this show if it wasn't for the Third Man Records connection and that marriage and kids stuff.

Doors open and there's no telling how. I wouldn't have gotten to Jack White if it wasn't for Bob Dylan and White himself has stirred my interest in other artists, like Loretta Lynn for one. Let's see if his mojo is working on this artist. Quite the limb you climb out on when you're promoting you're other half.

Having said that, I'm looking forward to this show. Karen's made her mark in NYC as part of the cabaret troupe, The Citizens Band,
garnering a wealth of positive reviews for her singing and songwriting. She's been involved with the likes of Robert Plant, Michael Stipe and Cat Power over the years, so it's not nepotism that finds her out here with her solo debut, The Ghost Who Walks.

With Jack's help and her own connections she has surrounded herself with a stellar band for this showcase venture. Accordion and polka rhythms come from NYC diva Rachelle Garniez. My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel sits in on the country-IOT, pedal steel. Greenhorns, Raconteurs and Dead Weather bassman Jack Lawrence helps out no one on drums, near as I can tell from the website. Mr. Meg White, offspring of Patti and Sonic, Jackson Smith plays lead.

The question is...will this be her road band? Will the Dead Weather lend their drummer? Perhaps Jackson's wife will test out the stage again? Will the kids be along for the trip?


Open House said...

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