Adele made her American debut Monday night and played another show last night at Joe's Pub.
About a year ago, Amy Winehouse followed the same route in anticipation of her American release and it went well for her, so it may be that The Powers That Be are trying to see if lightning can strike a second time for another unconventional British soul diva.
As with Winehouse's show, I sat in on the sound-check and watched her get ready for her close-up. I was treated to a personal performance of Chasing Pavements and a few of her other songs as Jeff and Rachel set the reverb and focussed the lights respectively and then Shannon came and sat with me up in the booth during the show to watch the magic begin . . .