Today I'll be outlining seven of my favorite live performance videos (via YouTube). Which leads me to my next intrigue- what makes a live performance outstanding? It really comes down to passion and energy. The goosebumps start happening for me when a performer and audience are caught up in a moment and time just seems to stand still (pretty philosophical, I know!). It's not necessarily about having a "perfect" performance, but creating an atmosphere and a memorable experience for the people that are there, whether it's 15 or 15,000. I try to take this same mentality to the stage. Onward!
Fleetwood mac- "Big Love" (Live from The Dance , 1997)
Steve Vai- "I'm the hell outta here"
(From Crossroads Festival, 2004)
Eric johnson- "All along the watchtower"
Gary moore- "Red House"
(Live at fender 50th, 2004)
Stevie Ray Vaughan- "Rude Mood"
(From MTv Unplugged, 1990)
John Mclaughlin- "Cherokee"
(Live on the tonight show, 1985)
Jay Z (feat. John Mayer)- "D.O.A."
(Live At Madison Square Garden, 2009)
Till next time \m/\m/