The Jewel concert was amazing!
Okay, first of all, the pictures did not come out as well as I hoped. Basically, you can see a glowing human figure, and that’s about it. Blah. I will post a couple anyway, as well as one of myself that Ernie took right before I left for the concert. Anyway, don’t know what I’m going to do about the APC concert now.
I did get several audio clips, which came out fairly well.
I was sitting in the tenth row, dead center, so I had an excellent view. For all of the opening act and the first few songs of Jewel’s set, no one was sitting in front of me.
Okay, first of all, Jewel’s opening act was amazing. His name was Ryan Cabrera (blurrily pictured in the center, above). He was just awesome. He has a website at www.ryancabrera.com where you can download full versions of several of his songs. His album comes out in June. He was really great, and funny, and kind of cute. I was really impressed by him.
Jewel came on at 8:30. She was wearing a hot pink skirt, a white tank top, and tennis shoes. She recently got her hair cut and has bangs now, and I thought she looked great. She opened with “Near You Always,” singing a cappella. And, of course, I can’t remember all the songs, or the exact order that she sang them, so here is a general list:
Near You Always, 1000 Miles Away, Passing Time, Everything Breaks Sometimes, Little Sister, Life Uncommon, Stephenville, Stand, Down So Long, Morning Song, Race Car Driver, Cold Song, Everybody Needs Someone Sometimes, 2 Become 1, Intuition, Foolish Games, You Were Meant for Me, Who Will Save Your Soul, Per la Gloria, a new song that she played the dulcimer on, and Chime Bells.
Whew. I am probably missing one or two.
The last three songs were her encore. The new song, which she didn’t mention its name, was awesome. She said that it was only the second time she had played it, the first time being the night before. I would have recorded it, but was out of space by this time.
In between it and Chime Bells, she did a kind of question and answer session. I couldn’t think of anything good to ask, and most of what was asked, I already knew. But basically, she told us she has a dog named George and she lives in Stephenville, Texas, with her boyfriend Ty. She said her next album would probably be six live tracks and six in the studio, one of which would be the dulcimer song. She plans on it coming out at the beginning of next year, but she’s not entirely sure since Atlantic was sold and fired everyone that worked for her. Someone asked if Ty asked her to marry him, would she, and she said yes.
Okay, as for audio, I have:
The beginning of 1000 Miles Away - I only recorded the beginning because it was one of the first songs she sang and I wasn’t sure how much space it would take up.
The story behind Race Car Driver - This is the same story that I was trying to explain last September when I saw her, but, like I said, Jewel tells it much better, so here it is.
Stand - Full version
Per la Gloria - I missed the very beginning of it because I was fumbling around with the cam, but I got most of it.