Dec 3, 2020
Today I’m sharing a conversation I had with the great gentleman
of rock’n’roll Nick Lowe, in what was meant to be
the first episode of a new podcast about live shows and touring. It
turned out 2020 wasn’t the best year to launch a show like that, so
instead I’m bringing this chat to you now.
We talk about everything from how his mid-career reinvention as the only gracefully ageing man in rock has influenced the style and approach of his shows, how his singing style has changed over the years, rearranging his back catalogue with his backing band Los Straitjackets, the surprising songs his younger fans gravitate toward, how he constructs his set lists, how he keeps playing songs like ‘Cruel to Be Kind’ and ’What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding’ fresh and fun for him and why he closes every show with a cover of his old pal Elvis Costello’s classic song ‘Alison’.