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Brian Wright & Band, The Troubadour (LA) 23/3 2012

mars 26, 2012

Being one of the classic venues of the Los Angeles rock and folk scene it was with great pleasure I realized The Troubadour was just a ten minute walk down the street from where we stayed.  Since it opened in 1957 the club has hosted many young aspiring artists on its stage. Some of the musicians later became rock megastars, a photo-collage from Guns’N’Roses gig in 1985 hangs on the wall in the small bar by the entrance. James Taylor (partly together with Carole King) and Tom Waits also made a name for themselves here, on this stage they blew both audiences and some rock managers minds. A nice black and white photo shows Waits and Joan Baez smiling together inside the club somewhere round the mid-seventies. All photos that cover the bar-walls works as evidence of The Troubadour’s glory and the yellow light from the sign placed above the entrance surrounds you with an inviting warmth and the small torn box-office gives you an old fashioned feel reminding you of it’s long and rich history. The namedropping list of now legendary bands poets, writers and comedians that once appeared here would get embarrassedly long but I might just ad that Buffalo Springfield made their live debut here and the members of The Byrds met here, while playing at the club’s Monday open mike. Popular live recordings has also been cut at The Troubadour, many ended up with the suiting title Live at The Troubadour, Miles Davis and Fairport Convention used that title for instance. Despite the club’s former glories this place still delivers great bands and artist. If you are a regular here I guess you might have a fair chance seeing some of the big acts of the future…