Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson & Catherine Popper - Rockwood Music Hall, 10/18/08
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper played a great sounding set last night at Rockwood, in what seems to be an occasional Norah side project doing a very ear-friendly style of acoustic country-folk. Sounding like a female version of the Little Willies with a nod to the Dixie Chicks, the set was booked as "Dixie Fried" on the Rockwood schedule. Having just seen an excellent set by Heather Christian in the 8pm hour, and hanging later in the second room at Rockwood, the room quieted down for a moment revealing the unmistakable sound of Norah's voice over the sound system. After resolving in the affirmative a quite comical argument in the next room as to whether it was really Norah Jones, I caught the rest of the set and shot a few photos along the way.
Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper (both familiar faces at Rockwood and the Living Room) sound great together with Norah. Sasha played acoustic and sang, Cat handled bass & vocals, and Norah sang and played acoustic guitar, electric guitar and banjo. There's not much yet in the way of information about this project, but it would be great to see these three record together and play more shows. This was a totally unexpected Rockwood treat.
Here is a clip of Dixie Fried's first time performance back on May 12, 2008 at Shayni Rae's Truckstop, which takes over the National Underground (159 E. Houston between Allen & Eldridge, NYC) every Monday night for a hang with some great music (video courtesy of Shayni Rae's Truckstop).
Norah Jones' website.
Sasha Dobson's myspace.
Cat Popper's myspace.