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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Blues for a Saturday Night

I just got back from Diana Krall's concert at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa - all I can say is wow. She's so much more than the sultry balladeer of the "Peel Me A Grape" days - I couldn't believe it was the same artist. She covered songs ranging from Fats Waller and Nat King Cole to Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. Her version of Waits' Temptation, backed by her amazing band, almost blew the roof off the place. Being married to Elvis Costello has obviously worked out well for her - she was amazing.

Here's a live version of  Krall performing Doc Pomus' song Lonely Avenue, which was a hit for Ray Charles in 1956. She sang it in her concert tonight.

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