Live, double CD recording of rare full band shows from Nils Lofgren on his most recent US tour
Recorded between E Street Band and Crazy Horse stints and on the heels of his critically acclaimed ‘Blue With Lou’ album, the live music on ‘Weathered’ features Andy Newmark, Kevin McCormick, Cindy Mizelle and Tom Lofgren.
Inspired by writing with the great Lou Reed on his last studio album, Nils knew it was time. Audience and band alike sharing their souls, gifts, spirit and energy on the tour made for a fresh, new live sound for Nils. The result is an earthy, rocking album that breathes life into a world temporarily void of the excitement, energy, tenderness and spontaneity of live music during COVID-19.
The 16-track collection, entitled ‘Weathered’, and issued on Lofgren’s own Cattle Track Road Records in double-CD configuration, was produced by the musician and his wife Amy.
It was recorded on the road during select intimate tour dates in the US supporting recent ‘Blue With Lou’ studio album (also available via Wienerworld!). “My dear friends who made that album all agreed to come. Andy Newmark, Kevin McCormick, Cindy Mizelle and my brother Tom Lofgren joining us to form an amazing band,” notes Nils. “In preparation for the tour my wonderful wife Amy hosted us all in our home and garage studio to put the show together.”
“We all thrive in a live setting and at every show, the audience kicked the music up to a special level we only reach with their contagious, inspired energy.” That comes across brilliantly on this celebratory live album.