Madeleine Peyroux – Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, CO

Taking the mid-evening time slot, Madeleine Peyroux graced the stage with her jazz-injected songs including a “few loves songs and a few drinking songs, but not in that order.”

She started things off with Don’t Wait Too Long and a tune inspired by her father and W.C. Fields, Bare Bones.

Before I Must Be Saved she talked about how people can be too personal, coming up and asking questions like, “Have you been saved?” and that the song was her answer to that.

She covered Bob Dylan’s You’re Going to make Me Lonesome when You Go saying that someone had asked her if the Rambo could be Sylvester Stallone and that it would work if you could picture him as “a 19th century, gay Frenchman who drank absinthe and was killed by a lover.”

For an encore she started a singalong of Careless Love, explaining that Odetta had told her that one hasn’t played a folk concert unless the audience had sang too.

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Photos by Nichole Wagner

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