As an actor, I learned very quickly that no matter how many times I performed something, I had to make it look like it was happening for the first time. Same thing with music. After all the rehearsals, all the practice and the never ending search for the perfect set list, a live performance is best when it’s…well, alive. And to get to that place, I have to leave some of what I do to chance. And when I do that, and the audience feels that what’s going on is very, very new, everyone ends up going somewhere they’ve never been, including me. Nothing beats that – not film, stage, nothing. It’s just me, them, and everything happening for the first time.
Here’s hoping you enjoy the show as much as we did.
November 2, 2009
New York City