Video: The Webb Sisters’ Irish Boogie

 

While we haven’t seen the sort of gymnastics they performed on the Leonard Cohen tours, Charley & Hattie Webb remain lively as backup singers for Tom Petty.  This video shows their response to The Lumineers at Safeco Field opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Video: The Harp-induced Happiness Of Hattie Webb

We like to keep track of the folks who worked with Leonard Cohen. Here’s Hattie Webb, who along with her sister Charley sang backup on the 2008-2013 Tours, celebrating harpitude at the Dusty Strings Harps & Hammered Dulcimers production headquarters in Seattle. The Webb Sisters now back up Tom Petty on his current tour.

Best Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour: 2010 Helsinki Concert Video & Photos

The 2010 Helsinki Concert Photos

Maarten Massa’s photos of Leonard Cohen and, especially, the band members and backup singers from the August 10, 2010 Helsinki concert are among the best taken during the entire 2008-2010 tour. In addition to the shots displayed in this post, many other photos from the Helsinki show can be found at Leonard Cohen in Helsinki – Aug 10 2010: Part 1 and Part 2.

Video: Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You + Thank You To Jarkko

That the final song of the August 10, 2010 Leonard Cohen Helsinki Concert was “I Tried To Leave You” was hardly a surprise. Nor were the solo performances by the band members and backup singers unexpected.

Unique to the Helsinki show, however, were Leonard Cohen’s words of appreciation, following the completion of “I Tried To Leave You,” for the role Jarkko Arjatsalo and his website, LeonardCohenFiles.com, played in keeping Cohen’s songs alive when his “voice wasn’t heard very often in very many places.”

Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You
Helsinki: Aug 10, 2010
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Note: Originally posted July 5, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Stellar Photos Of Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson & Webb Sisters By Paolo Brillo – Florence 2010

Leonard Cohen - Florence 2010. Photo by Paolo Brillo.In addition to sterling performances, the September 1,  2010 Leonard Cohen Florence concert also proved a source of excellent photos, including these from Paolo Brillo. Especially striking are the shots below of the Webb Sisters and Sharon Robinson.

Webb Sisters - Florence 2010. Photo by Paolo Brillo.Sharon Robinson - Florence 2010. Photo byThese and other photos of the concert taken by Paolo Brillo are available at his Highway 61 Photostream. By going to the Leonard Cohen Set within that photostream, one can view exclusively those shots taken by that photographer at various Leonard Cohen shows.

Note: Originally posted Sep 15, 2010 10at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric