:: Emmylou Harris | Steve Earle | Buddy Miller | The Milk Carton Kids ::
:: Boulder Theater ::
October 6, 2016
Photos by Elliot Siff
On Wednesday night the Boulder Theater held the first night of the Lampedusa Concerts for Refugees Tour raising awareness and funds for the Jesuit Refugee Service whose mission is to help refugees heal, learn and thrive. Lampedusa is a tiny island off the coast of Sicily that serves as a waypoint in North Africans’ search for safety and security and serves an iconic image for the tour that represents hope and opportunity for millions of refugees searching to better the lives of themselves and their families. Iconic americana artists Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy MIller and The Milk Carton Kids spent an informal evening sharing stories and songs in the round to the sold out crowd. For me the highlight section was a trio of songs- Steve Earl’s “Goodbye” as a duet with Emmylou, Emmylou and Buddy Miller’s Duet of Gram Parson’s “Love Hurts”, and then The Milk Carton Kids covering Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” in a way closer to a Simon and Garfunkel style. The evening closed with everyone joining on Steve Earle’s “City of Immigrants” and “I am Just a Pilgrim”, both very fitting to the evening and cause. The tour continues on to 10 more stops and Robert Plant will be joining the crew for seven of these special shows. Visit www.jrsusa.org/lampedusa for more information about the tour or where to donate.