Jerry Lee Lewis
With a nickname like The Killer, Rock N’ Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis certainly doesn’t need an introduction. Following a couple opening songs by his band alone, we were however offered a brief video prologue most likely designed to introduce him to a new – wannabe Hipster/Scenester Millennial? – generation.
Walking with a cane and wearing a golden suit, Mr. Lewis then made his grand entry, getting a standing ovation. Now 82 and the last Million Dollar Quartet man standing – the other 3 were none other than Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins – Mr. Lewis delivered a short 35mn but energetic set featuring classics such as “Great Balls of Fire”, “Roll Over Beethoven” and even surprised the audience when Kris Kristofferson joined him on “Me and Bobby McGee”. The crowd once again stood up when it was time to say goodbye, everybody feeling like they had been briefly part of music History.
Opening for Mr. Lewis was Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall who easily conquered the crowd. Featuring a deep 60-year old gitane smoker voice, the 22-year-old prodigy stood in the spotlight alone with his guitar delivering blue-grass/country anthems such as “Sleeping on the Blacktop” and “Kate McCannon”.