Daniel Lanois @ Hudson River Festival

I didn’t know much about this artist until Katherine mentioned the show to me, and boy does she has impeccable taste in music. Daniel Lanois plays pedal steel (a personal favorite) and the guitar equally as good. His songs have an openness about them that borderline ambient. I could see his songs being used for serious and melancholy films. He seems very spiritual but with a very dark past and it emanates through his music. I really enjoyed the textures he created fusing blues, country, and folk music.