Concerts Remembered by Artist Lisa Gamache

The music on artist Lisa Gamache’s new CD is personal and heart felt. Dragon Fly shares personal stories during the time of the Covid-19 shut-down.
In this interview Gamache reviews just some of the concerts that have moved her as a musician.

Jupiter Index: Which three concert performances have you attended that moved you for the musical ability and skill of the artist or band? What is it about that show that still stays with you?

Bruce Springstein/E Street Band
Venue Liberty Hall, Houston TX

I had never heard of Bruce. A friend invited me and assured me this was an artist I would love. Our seats were front row dead center, and I felt like Bruce sang directly to me much of the night. He and the band were incredibly strong and impressed me intensely. It's funny because I brushed up against him three different times in LA in the '80s and '90s. Because of the peculiar circumstances, I didn't work up the courage to talk to him, but it felt auspicious and special.

Peter Gabriel
Venue Armadillo World Headquarters
c. 1986-1987

I don't think I've ever seen a more dynamic, brilliant performer. The staging was unique, with scaffolding that he climbed; the light show was super dramatic, as was the whole set. I was very moved by Peter, his dynamism, his voice, and the whole production. It really blew my mind and inspired me to strive to be the best singer and performer I possibly could.

Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles

Chris Cornell is one of my absolute favorite singer-songwriters. The whole grunge scene really spoke to me, but most of all, Soundgarden and Nirvana. I used to go rollerblading with my daughter in her stroller and Soundgarden's SuperUnknown blasting in my headphones. I wore it out! This show was not a big production, but Chris's voice just transported me, and I danced and sang harmony throughout. It was a wonderful night in a great venue.

Close runners: Tina Turner at Club Foot (80s), U2 at Club Foot (80's - Boy tour), Talking Heads at Palmer Auditorium, Stop Making Sense tour - CRAZY GOOD!, The Eurythmics at Armadillo (1982?) Annie Lennox is an absolute goddess and another singer who greatly inspired me.