The Cadillac; the name is synonymous with quality, style and history. As a blue collar worker all his life, my dad always wanted a shiny new Cadillac, and after many years of saving and driving lesser quality cars, he was able to buy a used one. It was his pride and joy; its elegant and long lines, strong engine and fully stacked options was the perfect ride.
In the tradition of going big, Cadillac opened their global headquarters in downtown NYC and threw an impressive event to celebrate. Governor Andrew Cuomo took the mic and explained that although it’s great to have a quality company make their new home in our fair city, it’s more important to him that the 150 jobs Cadillac brings to the downtown area.
After a short break, Jim James and friends filled the small stage that took up the sidewalk on Charlton St.. James, fresh off two sold-out shows at Red Rocks with his band My Morning Jacket, he seemed legit happy on this sunny day and it showed with smiles and a 7 song set with selections from his solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God and a few covers.
Opening with a strong version of “State Of The Art,” the crowd immediately began grooving and wouldn’t stop until 35 minutes later. The set would continue with “Know Til Now” and “Dear One,” each executed with glee and seemingly perfect sound, which for the “venue” was an impressive feat by the band and sound engineers.
Then came two covers back-to-back in the form of Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” which noodled into an impressive version of “Fade Into You,” by Mazzy Star. The short, but sweet set would end with “Of The Mother Again” and a rousing and spirited take on “A New Life.” All in all, this was a well run event with one of the world’s most consummate performers and for a Wednesday, couldn’t of asked for a better time.
Article: Shayne Hanley