Watch as some of Tomorrow’s Verse’s favorite artists hit the late-night, promotional television circuit.
Gary Clark Jr. on Saturday Night Live
Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. was a breath of fresh air on SNL’s programming, bringing his two new and very different singles to the show. Beginning with “Pearl Cadillac,” the songwriter channeled a funky, soulful style before reaching the angry, sharp and inevitably edited “This Land.” Both demonstrate the passion and talent that Gary Clark Jr. is known for, with an edge that we could use more of on late-night television.
Marcus King Band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Marcus King Band made their late-night debut with Colbert this week, bringing the soulful, Southern twang of “Goodbye Carolina” to the stage. The slow burner of a track builds carefully until King can take a serious solo amongst horns and organ.
Leon Bridges on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Retro soul singer Leon Bridges has been covering Ginuwine’s smooth 90s hit “Pony” for years now in live shows, and recently performed the song on Kimmel’s stage. It’s an unlikely choice, but generally works, with Bridges channeling a more nostalgic 70s soul sound than the original.
Brandi Carlile on Ellen
After what was undoubtedly the best performance of the recent Grammys ceremony, Americana songwriter Brandi Carlile appeared on Ellen as an encore of sorts, performing “The Joke” solo and having an emotional conversation with the host, who had significantly influenced the singer coming out at a young age. Watch the acoustic performance, as well as her stunning Grammys performance, below.
Kurt Vile on Late Night with Seth Myers
A songwriter with such a distinct energy and style, Kurt Vile seems to be capable of doing no wrong. Vile graced the stage of Seth Myers’ show this week, and opted to play a deep cut from last year’s Bottle It In, “Yeah Bones.” Performed with such earnestness and passion, you’d still think it was a lead single.
Beirut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and CBS This Morning
World-influenced indie band Beirut are back with a fantastic new record, Gallipoli, and are bringing their unique show back for a tour. The band performed the album’s title track for Colbert, and a set of songs on CBS This Morning.