CARTER WOOD & SONGDOG
20 de juliol de 2004 (translation)
The first concert of the
cycle took place, as normally, at the cultural Centre
of Sa Nostra, at Palma. There were two different artists.
The first one was
Carter Wood, a young american singer-writer and who
sings in such a way that she
reminds me of Lucinda Williams, but she puts less strength
in her songs. Carter compensates her artistic voids
with her personal charm, and the performance, although
it was nice, was frankly poorer than that of Waiting
After Carter's concert, came Songdog's. Songdog is
a British band, who did one
of the best concerts at "The English Nights of
the Lisboa" in 2002, and this
time they did a perfect performance. An original group,
headed by a very good
front man such as Lyndon Morgans (this name sounds like
a alias!), and perfectly accompanied by a guitarist
who gives a mexican border atmosphere, a
percussionist-and-something-else who plays from the
bongos to the xylophone,
among others, and all that with a feminine vocalist
who gave an Irish touch.
Songdog performed some of the themes that we already
knew and some new
ones, which are really very good and some cover version,
such as their
particular vision of "Janie Jones" from Clash,
or the essential version of Tom
Waits, a very original "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"
from the record "Bone Machine".
A fantastic performance, a devoted audience who rewarded
with great enthusiasm, and, in short, a group that is
wonderful live and that very soon will publish their
third record... which will be commented here!