In this Dream Tour segment, the singer-songwriter, Loren Cole, reveals who she would select for her ultimate tour lineup. You can check out her picks and stream her newest single, Play Me A Song, after the break.
It’s Friday night. It’s the Hollywood Bowl. I’m sitting in one of those fancy personal box seats, center of the front row. A gourmet cheese platter is sitting on the table in front of me, and a cold glass of chardonnay is being poured. This is my dream tour line-up.
I’ve been sort of a fan-from-a-distance of Kacey’s ever since I heard “Merry Go ‘Round” in high school. You don’t hear that kind of songwriting come around every day – or decade, for that matter. I’m not really sure what her set would be like, which is why she’s my opener. I’m in the process of digesting her new record Golden Hour, so I think seeing her live at this point would create that perfect set of circumstances to officially fall head-over-heels for her music.
Billy is one of the most underrated songwriters of all time. People seem to think they don’t know many songs from him, but then find themselves singing along to every. single. word. This one would be simple – just Billy and a gorgeous grand piano, spotlight on center stage. He tells crazy yet inspiring stories from his decade-spanning career in music, and I start balling when he sings “Vienna”. That’s an easy one.
It’s time for some groove. The Palladino-Jordan-Mayer trio is reunited and I have a stank face the entire time. John plays all my favorite songs from each record in consecutive order, and Neil Young makes a guest appearance on “Born and Raised”. They may or may not sing a duet of “Old Man” afterward. The set concludes with “Gravity,” and the trio plays it exactly the way it sounds on Where the Light Is.
Ok, this one makes me giddy just thinking about it. Be it fate or free will, I’ve become a HUGE Jack Johnson fan over my twenty-two years. In Between Dreams was one of the first albums I knew by heart, and all the albums before and following have been sonic havens at various points in my life. For this set, I’m magically transported to a beach bonfire somewhere in Hawaii. The sun is setting in an orange, purple and pink masterpiece, and it’s just me and Jack – having a cold one, talking about the meaning of life and singing through his entire catalog. That’s the dream.