2,500 turn out for celebrity concert seeking justice for the WM3

Saturday night was a big one in Little Rock’s Robinson Auditorium, when Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Johnny Depp, Patti Smith and other artists put on a high-energy, near-perfect show to raise awareness about the injustice being suffered by the West Memphis Three. Here’s a good account of it from

I’m told that Live Nation may eventually make the whole concert available on pay-per-view, and that Sirius radio will broadcast it on some yet-to-be-announced date.

Meantime, thanks to members of the audience who captured good audio of many of the songs with their cell phones, here’s a sense of how the concert unfolded.

Eddie Vedder:


It Rains On Me (Tom Waits)

Lisa Blount:

Mercedes Benz

Video with Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr.

Bill Carter and Will Sexton:

Something Made Of Paper

Video from *Henry Rollins *

Johnny Depp reading from Damien Echols’ journal

Eddie Vedder:

The Times They Are A Changin’

Open All Night (Bruce Springsteen)

Fistful of Mercy:

Fistful Of Mercy,

Restore Me

My Father’s Son

Natalie Maines:

Death’s Got A Warrant

If I Had My Way, Free Life

I Smell A Rat

Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines:

Golden State

You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor

Eddie Vedder with Johnny Depp on guitar:


Patti Smith:

My Blakean Year


Dancing Barefoot

Finale (all):

People Have The Power)