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Concert notes: Ted Leo

December 8, 2008

[embedded YouTube video; if you can’t view it, click here]

[TT the Bear’s, Cambridge, MA; Saturday, December 6, 2008]

I really love Ted Leo. So it was terrific to seem him do a solo gig at the tiny TT the Bear’s in Cambridge, MA (capacity: about 300), even if it was utterly jammed. The setlist focused on his earlier albums and a succession of wonderful covers, including Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” as a set closer. He also reprised his cover of “Fisherman’s Blues” by the Waterboys; you can hear his version during this NPR interview, and the original is below. The Cambridge gig is the start of the tour, and the rest of the dates are here.

MP3: The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues [amazon]

5 comments

  1. Bummed I had to miss this show. Did the set include “The Gold Finch and the Red Oak Tree”? Love that tune – so Nick Drake-y.


  2. Hmmm…not that I recall, but it’s not a song that I know really well so I might have missed it.


  3. Here it is (um.. as Final Fantasy soundtrack?!)


    • Awesome – thanks! Nope, pretty sure he didn’t play it.


  4. […] was at the Ted Leo concert with someone who was much younger than me, and she didn’t really know who The Waterboys were. […]



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