Norah Jones at Prospect Park (06/09/10)
Photo: Jon Klemm
Despite the crap weather, Norah Jones still drew an impressive crowd at the kickoff of this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park. Here’s a little bit of what Rob Harvilla of the Village Voice had to say about the night:
“Let’s go get wet!” announces Norah Jones, accepting some sort of award during the mercifully be-tented Celebrate Brooklyn! pre-show gala minutes before taking the Prospect Park Bandshell stage on a soggy, dreary, increasingly chilly, not-quite-a-torrential-downpour-but-close-enough sort of evening, an unfortunate circumstance a CB! bigwig encourages us to regard “in the spirit of Woodstock.” Always game, Norah lights her piano on fire and roars through an electrifying “Come Away With Me.”
No. Last year this series opened up with David Byrne performing to approximately 20 million people; it seemed worth showing up to see whether Norah (way less cool, way more Grammys) would command a similar crowd. But the crap weather takes care of that, though an impressive mob still gathers, huddled and shivering and clogging all the sightlines: “You have a beautiful bouquet of umbrellas,” Norah tells us. [VoiceStreet.com]
The next free Celebrate Brooklyn! show is on Saturday, June 12 and features New Orleans piano legend Allen Toussaint with Davell Crawford. (Norah is up at Bonnaroo this weekend.)
More Norah Jones shots after the jump.
Norah Jones by Jon Klemm