Bates Recital Hall
"...In 2002, Norah Jones exploded into the national consciousness with her diamond-certified, multi-Grammy-winning debut, Come Away With Me, on Blue Note Records. Since then, Jones, raised near Dallas and the daughter of Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, has dropped three more LPs, an album of duets with the likes of Ray Charles and hero Willie Nelson, starred in the indie film My Blueberry Nights, and recorded two discs with her country side project, the Little Willies, who brought the new For the Good Times to South by Southwest...."
"...When Norah Jones visited Austin during South By Southwest 1998, it wasn't to showcase. She was merely a Dallas college student away on her first spring break...."
"...Directed by: Wong Kar-wai. Starring: Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman, Chan Marshall and Frankie Faison..."
"...For a concert promoter, no two events are ever quite the same. Which is perhaps why Charlie Jones has instilled a slice of predictability into his work: a stage-side shot of tequila shared with his production team the moment the headliner strikes the first chord..."
"...Whereas last August’s double-barrel Bob Dylan and Bob Marley tribute brought out local luminaries including Graham Wilkinson, Akina Adderley, Kalu James, and Slowtrain, then March’s replay of Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen gathered Nakia, Daniel James, some Band of Heathens, and T Bird & the Breaks, promotion for last night’s celebration of Tom Petty brought out big-gun touring acts Jason Isbell, Jakob Dylan, the Whigs, and Norah Jones...."
"...Homeboy Ethan loves Austin and visits regularly. Guitarist and songwriter Jesse Harris wrote the soundtrack, featuring performers such as Willie Nelson, Cat Power, Emmylou Harris, and Norah Jones – another Texas connection, since Jesse Harris has regularly performed with and written for Miss Jones..."
"...Norah JonesStarbucks, Friday 15 You couldn't ask for someone more unpretentious than Norah Jones. Blending right in with the relaxed, sun-drenched crowd outside of the Starbucks behind Tower Records as she wandered around virtually unnoticed prior to her set, you wouldn't suspect she's been one of this week's most talked-about SXSW artists..."
"...A Westside soul revue echoing the sweat and tears of Memphis R&B, the Austin flock keeps the vibe retro and has taken to releasing a series of 7-inch singles on a monthly basis. – Jim Caligiuri Norah Jones..."
"...Norah JonesFeels Like Home (Blue Note) It will, too Feel Like Home even if the contractor cut corners. In this battered, wounded world, comfort cooing à la Norah Jones is a necessary carb..."
"...Norah JonesLa Zona Rosa, March 17..."
"...Norah JonesParamount Theatre, August 21..."
"...Norah JonesCome Away With Me (Blue Note)..."
"...Norah JonesThe Fall (Blue Note)..."
"...Norah Jones... Little Broken Hearts (Blue Note)..."
"...Norah JonesZilker Park, Oct. 10..."
"...Norah Jones & the Handsome BandLive in 2004 (Blue Note)..."
"...Webster's defines "codger" as "an often mildly eccentric and usually elderly fellow." That's Willie Nelson: mildly eccentric, as in chummy with both Toby Keith and Lucinda Williams; and usually elderly, as in staring down the September of his years on "Be That as It May" and the Keith-penned "Tired," yet frisky as a kitten on stardusted Norah Jones duet "Dreams Come True." Contemplating eternity, mortality, and the carnal delights of biscuits and gravy, It Always Will Be is Willie's best album since 1996's somber Spirit. Consider, for example, that "Big Booty," a spry epitaph to a defunct relationship with a large-rumped woman, is his best single in years, yet only the third-best song on the album..."
"...AC: How did you hook up with Willie Nelson for “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” on I Long to See You, and Norah Jones, who sings “You Are So Beautiful”?..."