How could I not? A guy getting on his knees to sing an Otis Redding song to me was emotionally too heavy. Paul Janeway isn’t just a guy anyway. He is proper kindness, power, groove and a voice that you rarely get to hear.
It was a jaw dropping performance. Peoples’ eyes were wide open. And I cried. Yes, I cried because it was the only answer my body could give to Paul’s voice: a moment of utter abandonment, tears without sadness and the incredible feeling that I was brought back to March 21st, 1967, a day I’ll never get to see, when Otis Redding played the Olympia Theatre in Paris for the very last time.
Thanks to Joel ‘Bob’ Sadler for introducing me to this amazing band earlier this year under the Texan sun.
St Paul & The Broken Bones are playing Rock en Seine festival near Paris on Saturday, August, 23rd, and Cabaret Vert festival in Charelville-Mézières on Sunday, 24th.