last week i had the opportunity to watch american idol winner phillip phillips perform live in the river music hall. he was in boston to play a show with oar that night at the blue hills bank pavilion so he stopped by wxrv during the day to perform a couple songs and take pictures with fans. he only played two songs which was a biiit of a bummer (most artists who come to the rmh play four), but i can’t complain too much because i got paid to watch him be interviewed and jam with his band and take pictures with him. not a bad day on the job.
he played “raging fire” and “lead on”, both from his new album behind the light. he sounded incredible in the tiny music hall and really came alive while he was performing – a drastic difference from his interview, where he was pretty shy.
after watching him perform live i came home to download his albums – i only knew a couple of his songs: “home”, “gone, gone, gone” and “raging fire”…his three popular singles. i later found this cover he did of chris isaak’s “wicked game” and i was blown away – it’s worth a listen even if you aren’t familiar with the original song. check it out below.