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#1122830 - 01/19/17 09:40 PM Live @ The Bluebird Cafe  
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I know that technically these are not mp3s, but I wasn't sure where else to post them.
This is a 3 song YouTube playlist from my appearance at the Bluebird Cafe last Sunday night. For those of you who have never seen me play live, this is a pretty good approximation of what you get.
The first song is from my upcoming album "Ameraucana", the second is from my most recent album "One More Night In Nashville", and the third is from my 2009 album "What's Not To Love About That?"
Just putting them here to share. I don't really need suggested changes on these songs at this point in time.
Enjoy! (Or don't...whatever.)


I love words. They say so much.

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#1122831 - 01/19/17 10:06 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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That's really cool Kurt! Loved watching and listening to your performance.

Best, John smile

#1122834 - 01/19/17 11:46 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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I've never been to the bluebird, good crowd! "circling the drain". good one. Thanks for sharing.

Quite a trio of songs, all super. My Dog Jesus is just a great closer.

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#1122835 - 01/20/17 12:10 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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What a fun show, Kurt! Thanks for sharing. Almost as good as being there, but I'm not sitting on an uncomfortable chair in an over-crowded room, and I can sing along off key wearing my jammies! smile

Ricki

#1122836 - 01/20/17 12:14 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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Solid set, Kurt. Very enjoyable.

Mike


Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

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#1122839 - 01/20/17 01:57 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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Originally Posted by Kurt Fortmeyer
I know that technically these are not mp3s, but I wasn't sure where else to post them.
This is a 3 song YouTube playlist from my appearance at the Bluebird Cafe last Sunday night. For those of you who have never seen me play live, this is a pretty good approximation of what you get.
The first song is from my upcoming album "Ameraucana", the second is from my most recent album "One More Night In Nashville", and the third is from my 2009 album "What's Not To Love About That?"
Just putting them here to share. I don't really need suggested changes on these songs at this point in time.
Enjoy! (Or don't...whatever.)


Nice Kurt, I was most impressed how you worked the crowd, always hard to be engaging live.

Makes me wanna get out there and start doing that again, it's been a while since I played, I did 3/4' covers and 1/4 my own stuff for one stretch of about a year.

It's tough when you have to call your audience and ask them to show up!

Last edited by BenJones; 01/20/17 01:59 AM.
#1122853 - 01/20/17 03:38 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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Great set Kurt, thanks for the private concert !

You just saved me a fortune. Now I can say I've been to the Bluebird and thoroughly enjoyed it. smile

cheers, niteshift

#1122872 - 01/20/17 02:11 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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Hi Kurt:

Enjoyed "Circlin' the Drain" as you performed it at the Bluebird. One of my big regrets in life... not going to the "Bird" when I lived and worked in Nashville. So many of my classmates were on the staff at Vanderbilt University and I never even had time to take any of them to lunch, either. Dang, life is too short.

Loved your stage presence and performance. Clever write and great audience reactions. Best of luck with your music career and song catalog.

All the best, ----Dave

#1122898 - 01/20/17 06:49 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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Hey Kurt,i enjoyed your set.How cool is it that you can say you played The Bluebird!They need a way better backdrop though.Mike

#1122914 - 01/21/17 01:58 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Originally Posted by John Lawrence Schick
That's really cool Kurt! Loved watching and listening to your performance.

Best, John smile


Thanks, John!


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1122915 - 01/21/17 02:02 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Originally Posted by Kevin Emmrich
I've never been to the bluebird, good crowd! "circling the drain". good one. Thanks for sharing.

Quite a trio of songs, all super. My Dog Jesus is just a great closer.


The crowd was awesome that night. Made my job way easier.
A lot of times I start with "My Dog Jesus", especially if the crowd has never heard me before. That way, they don't have any preconceived notions about me, and they have to deal with it as it comes. I almost always have to play it at the Bluebird, though.


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1122916 - 01/21/17 02:03 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Originally Posted by Ricki E. Bellos
What a fun show, Kurt! Thanks for sharing. Almost as good as being there, but I'm not sitting on an uncomfortable chair in an over-crowded room, and I can sing along off key wearing my jammies! smile

Ricki


Promise me that if you ever come see me perform live, you will wear your jammies.


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1122917 - 01/21/17 02:04 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Solid set, Kurt. Very enjoyable.

Mike


Thanks, Mike!


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1122918 - 01/21/17 02:06 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: BenJones]  
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Originally Posted by BenJones
Originally Posted by Kurt Fortmeyer
I know that technically these are not mp3s, but I wasn't sure where else to post them.
This is a 3 song YouTube playlist from my appearance at the Bluebird Cafe last Sunday night. For those of you who have never seen me play live, this is a pretty good approximation of what you get.
The first song is from my upcoming album "Ameraucana", the second is from my most recent album "One More Night In Nashville", and the third is from my 2009 album "What's Not To Love About That?"
Just putting them here to share. I don't really need suggested changes on these songs at this point in time.
Enjoy! (Or don't...whatever.)


Nice Kurt, I was most impressed how you worked the crowd, always hard to be engaging live.

Makes me wanna get out there and start doing that again, it's been a while since I played, I did 3/4' covers and 1/4 my own stuff for one stretch of about a year.

It's tough when you have to call your audience and ask them to show up!


Built-in crowd at the Bluebird. All I have to do is show up and be me. Fortunately, that happens to be something I'm good at.


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1122919 - 01/21/17 02:08 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: niteshift]  
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Originally Posted by niteshift
Great set Kurt, thanks for the private concert !

You just saved me a fortune. Now I can say I've been to the Bluebird and thoroughly enjoyed it. smile

cheers, niteshift


Is it really private if it's on the internet? confused
Glad you enjoyed it, and that I could save you the trip.


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1122920 - 01/21/17 02:10 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Dave Rice (D)]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Hi Kurt:

Enjoyed "Circlin' the Drain" as you performed it at the Bluebird. One of my big regrets in life... not going to the "Bird" when I lived and worked in Nashville. So many of my classmates were on the staff at Vanderbilt University and I never even had time to take any of them to lunch, either. Dang, life is too short.

Loved your stage presence and performance. Clever write and great audience reactions. Best of luck with your music career and song catalog.

All the best, ----Dave


Thanks, Dave.
Life is short. I'm trying my best to live it.


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1122922 - 01/21/17 02:19 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Originally Posted by Michael LeBlanc
Hey Kurt,i enjoyed your set.How cool is it that you can say you played The Bluebird!They need a way better backdrop though.Mike


I play there on a semi-sorta regular basis.
On this particular night, they asked me to fill in for someone who couldn't make it.
I'm doing another Sunday Night Writers series show in June, and in April I am hosting a dinner time round with my friends Trey Ward, Kathy Hussey, and Wood Newton.
The Sunday night shows are sponsored by the RIAA (not the Rhode Island Alcoholics Anonymous) and so they put that ratty banner up. If I stood up, you wouldn't see it so much, and instead you would see the neon bluebird, but sitting feels more intimate to me in that space, so I generally plop my butt in a chair.


I love words. They say so much.

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#1122946 - 01/21/17 01:51 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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Deal! grin

#1122949 - 01/21/17 02:05 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Originally Posted by Ricki E. Bellos
Deal! grin


AWESOME!


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1122951 - 01/21/17 02:09 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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Hello Kurt,

An enjoyable mini-concert, THANK YOU.

Calvin


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#1123210 - 01/25/17 02:21 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Calvin]  
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Hello Kurt,

An enjoyable mini-concert, THANK YOU.

Calvin


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Thanks, Calvin.
Just being me...


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com
#1123247 - 01/25/17 06:19 PM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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I really enjoyed those songs, Kurt. Great songwriting, and great to see you moving too :-)

#1123292 - 01/26/17 01:52 AM Re: Live @ The Bluebird Cafe [Re: Kolstad]  
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Originally Posted by Kolstad
I really enjoyed those songs, Kurt. Great songwriting, and great to see you moving too :-)


Thanks for the kind words.
It's great to still be able to move. laugh


I love words. They say so much.

http://kurtfortmeyer.com

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