Photo: Ryan Dombal
March 4 & 5, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jonathan Richman Overwhelms the Ladies at First of Two Shows via New York Magazine
Springtime in New York: Almost via Get On the Beam
It has probably been 10 years (give or take) since I last saw that movie, but Jonathan has lost none of his vigor or talent.
There were a number of songs dedicated to artists, like Vermeer, Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso (my favorite). He was also adept at singing songs in multiple languages (Spanish, Hebrew, Italian and English). It was pretty awesome all the way around.
Its not just his virtuosity that rocks, its his storytelling capability. Jonathan crafts the oddest descriptions of events to make us (the audience) understand where he is coming from. [more]
Jonathan Richman: Funny and Lyrical via Hansen Report
Jonathan Richman at the Music Hall of Williamsburg via Better Chatter
His Mystery Not of High Heels via Things Found in the Sea
Dan Patterson's pix of Jonathan Richman and Vic Chesnutt