Anyone who knows me personally, or who has been a reader here, will know that Pete Yorn is a favorite artist of mine. I’ve written about his music, his albums, and most recently, to promote the You and Me Tour. The tour consists of Pete and a guitar and harmonica, no set-list, a stage, an audience, and a different show every night. He takes requests from the crowd, he plays cover songs and deep tracks, and some of the “fan favorites”, too. California had not been graced by the tour until this month, and though I would have liked to take the epic complete California tour, alas my day job has its demands, and the family likes to eat. But, three of the gigs are here in Southern California, and nothing was going to keep me away.
As an ode to the tour, to the spirit of it, to the music, and to the artist, I will be doing a 3-show set of reviews in my own way, which again, if you know me, or know my writing, will not be structured or formulaic (much like the no set-list wild ride of the You and Me Tour). I urge you to catch one of the Northern California upcoming gigs. If you can’t make those, then I encourage you to check out his albums (musicforthemorningafter, Day I Forgot, Nightcrawler, Back and Forth and PY, and his collaborations (The Olms and the Break Up album with Scarlett Johansson), and his live album, Live From New Jersey – all available on Amazon and iTunes. Seriously, what are you waiting for?
Stay tune for the reviews of the shows (hint – they have been amazing, so far).