yann, not yanni
my favorite french musician, yann tiersen, came to dallas (of all places) a few weeks ago.
he is best known for composing the amelie soundtrack, but his repertoire is comprehensive and complex.
tiersen does it all; from traditional french accordion compositions, to classical violin melodies… he even performs pop, rock, and hip hop.
this show was mostly his hard rock stylings, and ethereal post-rock, violin infused atmospheres.
it was a real bonus as well to have local favorite doug burr opening for yann…
doug is a folk artist, with a southern tinge. his melodies are hypnotic and lyrics thoughtful.
yann came out with force behind strings…
he even played the mouth accordion.
it was such a treat to see yann tiersen live. to have him come to dallas, texas… i still can’t believe it.