Bavu Blakes and the Extra Plairs at ACL Fest
Bavu Blakes/Dawn Jones-Garcia
I got there just as a sample of R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” intro’d the Plairs’ funked up song of the same name. “Where’s Mayor Wynn?” Blakes asked, trying to get him on stage. It didn’t happen, but they gave a soulful cover of the first verse of “Bad Moon Rising” anyway. Bavu didn’t ask fellow ACL performer and “Bad Moon Rising” singer John Fogerty to join him, which would have been interesting. Next was “Black Gold”—not the Soul Asylum song--and Bavu got the crowd shouting the title back right on time after “What’s that bubbling up from the ground?” Click here for more...