Patti Smith, The Godmother of Punk Rocks the Ace

Patti Smith, Theater At Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, California, photo by Wes Marsala

Patti Smith came out for two shows at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.  Being a photographer they only gave us two songs to shoot, but from what little I did see, it was a great show, and I knew the fans were going to be in for a treat.  Smith was gracious to be there, she waved at the crowd when she first came out and said “it’s good to be back” with a smile.  It was a true honor to shoot such a legend in rock. She also paid tribute to another musical great Kurt Cobain and Nirvana by doing her cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”  I heard this while sitting in the lobby listening for a bit and buying some merch.

She has a second show at the Ace tonight and an upcoming show at the Roxy on February 2nd.  If you love music you should definitely see this legendary hall-of-famer live.

Photography & Words: Wes Marsala

Patti Smith, The Theater at the Ace Hotel, photos by Wes Marsala

Patti Smith, The Theater at the Ace Hotel, photos by Wes Marsala

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