The Dude abides
Jeff Bridges and his band took to the stage to play a 30-minute set at Lebowski Fest in Los Angeles on Friday (April 25).
As reported by Associated Press, the actor, who played Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski in the 1998 Coen Brothers film ‘The Big Lebowski’, performed songs from his 2009 film ‘Crazy Heart’ among others.
Kyle Gass, best known as one half of Tenacious D alongside Jack Black, opened the night with a set of songs drawn from ‘The Big Lebowski’ itself.
The event took place at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. It has been staged around the USA since 2002. The two-day festival continued on Saturday with a costumed bowling party.
Jeff Bridges released a self-titled album in 2011. The record was produced by T Bone Burnett, who had been behind the soundtrack to ‘Crazy Heart’, for which Bridges won an Oscar.
Musicians on the album included guitarist Mark Ribot, bassist Dennis Crouch, pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl, keyboardist Keefus Ciancia and drummer Jay Bellerose. It featured guest vocals by Rosanne Cash and Sam Phillips.