The all request FUV Mixtape playlist for Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The warmth and exuberance that filled the Beacon Theatre for our sold-out 2014 benefit concert, Holiday Cheer for FUV, was an oasis of peace in unsettled times.
Last night Conor Oberst and friends covered "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," in an encore performance for WFUV's Holiday Cheer Concert. Simple question: what's your favorite encore performance? Try and pick a live track, and we'll spin it after 9 o'clock!
Here's what we played:
"One Big Holiday" - My Morning Jacket
"Don't Do It" - The Band
"My Back Pages" - Bob Dylan
"Kind & Generous" - Natalie Merchant
Zak Smith is an award-winning songwriter from the very hip community of Montclair, NJ, who acknowledges a certain other Jersey Guy by the name of Bruce as a an influence. Myself, I also hear echoes of Van Morrison in his soulful singing. Accompanied by a second guitarist and a pair of terrific backup singers, he performed a couple of songs from his latest CD, Signs of Life, as well as a new tune, in this session for the Sunday Breakfast.