Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kevin Hearn put together a beautiful tribute concert for Lou Reed

and here's the finale.

Usually this song gives me the pip, but the way everyone does "doo doo doo" as soaring gospel is fantastic, AND THEN THE FUCKING SINGALONG, man, I was in tears.

March 2, 2014, would have marked Lou Reed's 72nd birthday, and on March 1, 2014, the Canadian music industry joined Kevin Hearn, of Barenaked Ladies fame, in tribute to Reed, his work and influence.

Over the past several years, Hearn was Reed's musical director and friend. His journey to land this coveted role as Reed's right-hand man is a long and personal one. To say that Reed had an impact on Hearn's life would be an understatement.

Beyond Hearn's relationship with Reed, many other Canadian musicians were touched and influenced by the late singer's music. On March 1, they came in droves to CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto to sing his songs.