Ep.449 – Xavier Rudd @ El Rey – Los Angeles,CA – 05/02/11
May 4th, 2011
Category: El Rey, Los Angeles, Video Concert Reviews, Xavier Rudd
This was my first time seeing Xavier Rudd, and I have to say I was blown away. What a showman and a talent! I, honestly, don’t think there are many acts who can pull off a performance at the level of Xavier Rudd.
His music has a lot of heart and that certainly comes across in his live show. Xavier plays multiple instruments throughout including the guitar, the didgeridoo, the drums and the slide banjo (which I accidentally referred to as a sitar in this video). I figured since it looked like a guitar, and was on his lap while he was playing it – it was probably called a sitar. He blended all of these instruments with his voice in such a way that you were in awe almost every second of the show. I couldn’t believe that one guy could do so much.
The best thing about this show are the emotions that Xavier evoked from the crowd. It is rare to go to a show where everyone is dancing, clapping or smiling at an excessive level. The one thing I heard a lot of people saying after the show was that Xavier had something truly special about him.
If you haven’t listened to or haven’t seen Xavier you are def missing out, and should probably get on that asap. If you were at this show, or have seen Xavier Rudd, before please comment on this post and let us know what you think; “BECAUSE WHEN YOU TELL CONCERTS – IT’S COOLER”.