He has an enviable zen quality to his performance, alternating between a gentle strum by thumb to striking a pose for emphasis as needed, with an occasional tip of the hat to acknowledge the crowd.
Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James & Marcus Mumford Banded Together For One Night In November at L.A.’s Ricardo Montalban Theatre.
With only several instruments scattered about the stage as well as his voice and his songs, Elvis Costello delivered a career-spanning, breathtaking set that did away with a big band, elaborate staging or anything fancy and simply let his talent shine.
For two hours Tuesday night, Elvis Costello captivated more than 1,000 people in the sold-out Rococo Theatre with a brilliantly staged, played and sung 29-song performance
The theme of the show swirled around nostalgia and pride as he trotted out favorites from his long solo career and several covers, homages and hits from his many collaborations.