Friday, July 22, 2011
My 6th Crystal Gayle concert was just as memorable as my 1st! At 60, her voice and performance are as good as ever! What I really enjoy is that she sings some songs that she has not recorded and doesn't present a "greatest hits" package in her live show. Crystal's show are always fresh, fun and do offer a mix of the classic songs we love to hear. Crystal's show included her own classics, songs from the 'American Songbook' and a fun tribute medley of Buck Owens songs with her sister Peggy Sue. She opened with When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles at You), as song she has not recorded, continued with 'Love To' (one of my favorite Crystal songs, then 'Those Were The Days', a song I wish she would record! What a fun song that was! Our front row seats offered a perfect view to a fantastic evening!! Peggy Sue sang 'Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind), which she penned for their sister Loretta Lynn, and she also sang 'You're Good Girls Gonna Go Bad', which I've never heard Peggy Sue sing in the past. Crystal and her talented sax player Blu-Jay dueted on 'Memories Are Made of This', and opened the second act singing her classic 'You & I' duet with her keyboard player.
Other songs included: 'Ready for the Times to Get Better', 'Midnight in the Desert', 'Talkin' in Your Sleep', 'Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue', Buck Owens Medley: 'Tiger by the Tail', 'Act Naturally' and 'Crying Time'. Crystals version of 'Crying Time' was amazing, another song I wish she's record! Also in the set were 'You Don't Even Know My Name', 'Skylark', 'Nearness of You', 'That's What I Like About the South' (with Peggy Sue), 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' and 'Coal Miners Daughther', both also with Peggy Sue. The evening drew to a close wit 'Cry', a Gospel Medley: Jesus on the Mainline, I Saw the Light, Somebody Touched Me and I'll Fly Away. Crystal closed out the show with her encore performance of 'When I Dream'. As usual, she greeted, posed for photos and singed autographs after the show. I can't wait for my 7th Crystal Gayle concert!