As I recently wrote, I like the association that seems to be developing between Thanksgiving and The Band’s “The Last Waltz.” So, for today’s 350 Jersey Songs entry, I look back all the way to last week, when an all-star group of New Jersey musicians played songs from “The Last Waltz” at the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.
Anthony D’Amato, appearing under the name Remember Jones, had the guts to try his hand at Van Morrison’s show-stopping version of “Caravan,” and pulled it off, going even more over the top than Morrison did. Check out his wildly theatrical performance below.
Supporting musicians include Glen Burtnik (yesterday’s 350 Jersey Songs pick) on bass, and Bob Burger on guitar.
New Jersey celebrated its 350th birthday from Sept. 2014 to Sept. 2015. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we marked the occasion by posting 350 songs — one a day, for almost a year — that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. The complete list is here.