Norah Jones’ show was about as foggy 3-9-10 at The Des Moines Civic Center, as the weather.

Sarah Jaffe opened to the almost 3,000 attendees. Her set intrigued me enough to want to look at her more. After my tiresome journey to Des Moines , Sarah was like an infusion  of Demerol.

Norah Jones and her new band played seven songs from The Fall, her new album. Still hungover from Sarah, it was not until Norah covered Hank Williams’ “Cold Cold Heart”, that I began to take notice. Norah verbally teased the crowd by tempting us with another possible cover, Kris Kristofferson’s “If You Don’t Like Hank Willams You Can Kiss MY……Norah politely patted her rear posterior.” Maybe next time.

Norah made multiple references to a girl band she has with band mate Sasha Dobson.  By the final song  of the show I was wishing that that was the band I had seen. I embraced her covers  more so than her own material. Although Norah did make  each cover her own, especially Jeff Tweedy’s “Jesus, Etc.” Norah also did Tom Waits “Long Way Home” and The Kinks “Strangers.”

Overall I was disappointed that my like of The Fall did not transfer over to the live setting.  I would gladly give Norah and her new band a second shot, but minus the Fog.         jorge

Photo: Jonathan Quinn/The Register

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George Burrows' fascination with live music began in the 60's. He saw Cream on October 14, 1968, at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, One year later Burrows attended The Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium. He witnessed The Jimi Hendrix Experience's final gig on June 29, 1969. His list of artists included many who have shaped music for decades. Around 1993 Burrows become friends/colleagues with people in the music industry. He had developed an impressive networking resume which he used it to his advantage and began a concert photography website. He worked for free through multiple live music websites designed to promote live music and the often struggling artists and venues. His shoot for no pay was an obstacle with other photographers. Burrows’ sole purpose for LGS was for the art, not monetary means. He lived in the music environment and soon developed name recognition. After the loss of his brother, a professional drummer, in 2014, he became serious about becoming a drummer. Burrows began drum lessons. The LGS website, contributors and his studies did not match. In 2016 he was about to pull the plug on LGS and embrace drumming. After a chance consultation with one of the most highly regarded session drummers and programmers today he got his answer. Start a website featuring only drummers. With help, he launched Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.