On May 4th, Kurt Vile was the featured musical guest on Australian rock themed quiz show RocKwiz. He performed two songs, the first a cover of Neil Young's "Albuquerque" featuring Alpine vocalist Phoebe Baker, and the second a song off his most recent studio album Wakin On A Pretty Daze entitled "Snowflakes are Dancing." Watch the performances below.
Kurt Vile "Albuquerque" (Neil Young Cover) on RocKwiz, 5.4.2014
Kurt Vile "Snowflakes are Dancing" on RocKwiz, 5.4.2014
Vile showcased his folkier side while performing "Albuquerque," a song off of Neil Young's album Tonight's The Night, considered a fan favorite. He came out with an acoustic guitar and even a slight twang in his voice. The song begins with a blend of electric guitar and Kurt Vile's acoustic and grows into a full out rock crescendo with help from the RocKwiz Orkestra, the backing band for all musical performances on RocKwiz. He performed this as a duet with Australian musician Phoebe Baker, who provided lovely harmonies and sang a verse.
On "Snowflakes are Dancing" Vile used his electric guitar and brought back his chilled out rock mixed with folk vibe that he demonstrated on Wakin On A Pretty Daze.
For more information on Kurt Vile, including tour dates, check out his Zumic artist page.