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James Morrison
Cannery Ballroom
Nashville, TN
April 28, 2009
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Story and photos by Kate Seesholtz

British singer/songwriter James Morrison played to a sold out crowd Tuesday evening in Nashville, TN. The versatile artist brought a full band with him, as well as two female back up singers, that provided brilliant harmonies to Morrison's enchanting voice. Morrison wowed the crowd with his diversity, singing love songs that could have brought the crowd to tears and then easily transitioning to an upbeat soul number.

Morrison was just as impressive on both styles of his music. He kept the crowd's attention on his slow, heartfelt ballads (such as "If You Don't Wanna Love Me") just as well as he did on the faster songs, such as "I Want You, I'm Ready." James Morrison used that song to transition into his own version of Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Everything is Alright)," a clear crowd favorite. He also brought out his hit songs, including "Broken Strings" and "You Make it Real" (which had the couples in the audience holding each other just a little bit closer).

After relentless cheering from the crowd, Morrison returned after his set for a three-song encore. This included his wildly popular "You Give Me Something." With the way the crowd reacted to his concert, it's clear that James Morrison could one day join the ranks of British songwriter royalty.
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