Thursday, 27 June 2013

Willy Mason

Joe writes: Tonight I went to see Laura Marling play Secret Music, the debut music event from the people behind Secret Cinema. I have been waiting for someone to take the Secret Cinema concept and apply it to a gig, but actually the most magical elements of the night were the musical performances. Laura and her guitarist popped up without warning and duetted on a cover of Springsteen's Dancing In The Dark (which Springsteen apparently wrote for The Ramones but ended up keeping for himself). The night ended with a full gig from Laura - incredible - she just gets better and better.

But before all that was Willy Mason.

Of course he did Oxygen, this generation's Imagine, the song that should have saved the world:

And he closed with a great song called Tic Tac Toe, written by his father. This is a hit song for someone (why not Willy?):

And finally, here's James Blake singing a song written by his father. Power to the dads:

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