Stevie Nicks made people cry as she topped a day heavy on female acts at Jazz Fest
By Keith Spera
Stevie Nicks opened her first show in nearly three years at the New Orleans Jazz Festival with "Outside the Rain." “I have been home watching miniseries, wearing really comfy pants and teaching my dog how to shake hands,” she said of her pandemic activities. “He doesn’t quite have it yet.”
Getting back to work, Nicks cruised through Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and her own “Enchanted” and “Stop Dragging My Heart Around.” Between “Gypsy” and “Rhiannon” she showed off the original cape she wore on the cover of the 1981 album “Belladonna.”
A persistent “boom, boom” bedeviled and distracted her throughout the show. She couldn’t pinpoint the source, but it may have been the bass from Badu’s stage.
Nevertheless, she pressed on. She covered Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’,” another tribute to a fallen friend.
Her finale was a charge through Led Zeppelin’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” It had indeed been a long time since Nicks rocked and rolled.
“It was a journey,” a relieved Nicks said of her Saturday show. A journey that concluded in front of a staggering crowd at Jazz Fest.
Photo by Sophia Germer
Stevie Nicks plays 'Landslide' in tribute to late Taylor Hawkins at Jazz Fest
BY JONATHAN ROBLES
Stevie Nicks took the stage Saturday night at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, marking her first performance in nearly three years, she said.
Midway through her set, she told the crowd she was going to perform a song for a friend, the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters before she launched into a live rendition of her Fleetwood Mac hit "Landslide," joined by a sea of fans singing along every word.
Setlist and order
Outside The Rain
If Anyone Falls
Stop Dragging My Heart Around
Bella Donna / Wild Heart
Gold Dust Woman
Edge of Seventeen
Rock N Roll