19 Dec 2006, 18:20
Well, no more concerts until 2007. I wish we had awesome New Year's Eve concerts here. But since we don't, that leaves me to remember the best and worst concerts I saw this year.
1. David Gray
- 08/08/06 at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Now for those that know me well, this probably isn't a surprise for the number one spot. I'd been dying to see David Gray for years... since I'd first heard White White Ladder
David and his band played a mix of old and new material, though it was a little heavy on Life In Slow Motion
songs for my liking. We were treated to an awesome solo My Flame Turns Blue
and a great rendition of Sail Away
. David seemed tired - his voice was a little rough around the edges. But I didn't complain... I still have his setlist at home, waiting to be framed.
2. Michael Franti & Spearhead
- 07/09/06 at CiscoSystems Bluesfest Main Stage, Ottawa
A perennial favourite at Ottawa's premiere festival, Michael Franti & Spearhead didn't disappoint. …