Today’s virtual concert event features singer-songwriter Diane Birch as she plays a live acoustic set showcasing tracks from her new EP, ‘The Velveteen Age (iTunes link).
We’re told that during the performance Birch will give fans a deeper glimpse into the inspiration behind the seven-track cover collection that’s a follow-up to her 2009 debut album Bible Belt.
Going back last year and listening to this 2009 NPR concert, I’m wondering how her church upbringing and having traveling around the world with her family has impacted and influenced her live performance.
Because when I think of some of my favorite live performers — James Brown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, etc — who are also influenced by their southern Bible Belt upbringing, I’m reminded that they all had a talent for channeling the raw spiritual emotion experienced in that type of church worship service and making it a part of their own live show.
And it seems that Birch is on the road to developing her own similar talent.
This NPR concert was recorded on June, 26 2009 which is the same day that Michael Jackson died. And she dedicates a song to the King of Pop during the show.
And when she mentions Jackson’s death the mood of the show immediately changes and reminds of what we felt at Rock the Bells 2009.
That said, this Livestream event today should be a good one. And I hope you enjoy it.
- Here’s the details for today’s event:
- When: Today, Wednesday, December 15 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.
- What: Diane will take questions directly from fans via Facebook and Twitter.
- Where: You can watch live via the player above.