Friday, July 3, 2009

Rob Thomas on the Today Show

This morning Rob Thomas took the stage at Rockefeller Plaza as part of the Today Show Toyota Concert Series. Thomas performed the standard three-song set including, "Lonely No More," current single "Her Diamonds" and "Streetcorner Symphony" in between lame cooking segments and mindless banter attached to cute animal stories. Check out the video someone posted on Youtube (before it gets pulled) of all three songs.

Seeing the percussion on "Her Diamonds" was particularly interesting. Thomas discussed the decision to bring more of a world sound to his album, Cradlesong, which came out Tuesday.

"Streetcorner Symphony" never gets old, but the guitar was lacking some by virtue of not being played by John Mayer. In any case, Thomas put on a respectable performance that was well worth waking up at the crack of dawn (anytime before 9:00 p.m. in my book) to watch. Enjoy.

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