Some pictures from last Friday's WXPN Free-At-Noon concert. The artists were Allison Moorer & World Party. Instead of the usual World Cafe Live venue, it was held outside at Penn's Landing. And it rained, and rained, and rained. The clouds and rain made it hard to get any really good shots, but here they are anyway (click to enlarge):
I wasn't real familiar with Moorer, but she was pretty good. She's got a very strong voice that reminded me a little of early Bonnie Raitt.
I felt kind of bad for Moorer, because the DJ kept asking her about her more famous family members. The woman's a great artist in her own right and I thought it was rude for them to... OH MY GOD that's Steve Earle!!!
He even played a song with her.
After that came World Party. Karl Wallinger was backed up by a fiddler and another guitarist. He only played four songs, but they were all well-known ones from WP's earlier albums, which was cool.
Karl smiled the whole time. He seemed to be having a lot of fun despite the pouring rain. Of course he was, he was under cover.
And then the sun decided to come out.