[REVIEW+LIVE PIX] Outlaw Music Festival - Detroit - 8 July



Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Saturday, 8 July 2017

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By Gary Graff
The Oakland Press

You know you have a good career when you can leave your (arguably) biggest hit on the bench and still deliver an exceptional set. Crow, in her silver glitter pants and Dylan T-shirt, did not perform “All I Wanna Do” on Saturday, but the omission was barely noticeable amidst a hit parade that included “Everyday Is A Winding Road,” “My Favorite Mistake,” “If It Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up The Sun” and more. Crow was also the only Outlaw performer to acknowledge the impending closing of the Joe, noting that, “We’re sending it into the great beyond...We’re celebrating that, right?”


The Outlaw festival didn’t have nearly enough “festival” -- i.e. collaborative -- moments such as Lukas Nelson’s appearance with Crow, but Willie Nelson certainly ended the night on the right foot having Crow and Isbell’s wife, violinist Amanda Shires, join his Family band for the tongue-in cheek “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” and a spiritual medley of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “I Saw The Light.”


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