A Tribute to Nicolette Larson

Lotta Love Concert

Okay, so I can be a sucker for the whole seventies SoCal vibe, I admit it. And now that my mea culpa is over I have to say that this tribute to the late singer/songwriter keeps ending up in my CD player even though it was released back on Valentines Day. Though the sound is good, not great, what's most intriguing is that it's one of those projects where you can hear from the first notes that everyone is committed and ready to throw whatever they have on the fire. Jackson Browne (a fast, loud "Running On Empty"), Bonnie Raitt (a cover of Lowell George's "Cold, Cold, Cold"), Carole King ("Up On The Roof"), Emmylou Harris (a peaceful, easy, "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues"), even Joe Walsh, ("Rocky Mountain Way") all give really devoted, high energy performances. Parrothead Alert: Buffett sings "Margaritaville."