Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Wrens Covering "Free Bird"


The Wrens live show is one I never tire of seeing. I've been lucky too as they've been really generous and always let me photograph many of their shows over the past couple of years, including their 20th anniversary show, as well as the show where they played The Meadowlands (best record of the 00's, hands down) in full. A Wrens live show is fun, joyful, powerful, energetic, goosebump-inducing, and often quite the laugh-riot. The band seems to share the same hilarious dry wit.

The video below is from that full play of The Meadowlands show, where they wound up partially covering "Free Bird." It's always obvious that they take performing seriously in that they want to play well, but they don't take it all too seriously. It's rather heartwarming that after 20 years they still find playing together, and for an audience, as much fun as when they started.

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