Sundance: Carole King Sings for ‘Troubadors’ on Main Street

It was a rare treat to see Carole King perform live in concert on Main Street at Sundance in support of a film about singer-songwriters, “Troubadours”

Carole King doesn't generally like to perform, so it was a rare treat to see her perform live in concert in an intimate room off Main Street at Sundance.

She sang her favorites, "It's Too Late Baby," "You've Got a Friend," "Smackwater Jack," "I Feel the Earth Move," and killed the crowd with a finale of "Natural Woman."

King looked radiant and sounded confidant. (Photo at left by Jeffrey Rothschild) She was here to support the film "Troubadours," a documentary competing in the festival by director Morgan Neville. It tells the story of her career and that of her friend and contemporary James Taylor as they led the singer-songwriter movement in Los Angeles during the early 1970s.

They would play at the West Hollywood club, "Troubadour," with their friends David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and many others who wrote haunting melodies and harmonies, and profound, poetic lyrics. Neville creates a chronicle by weaving together archival footage and interviews of everyone from Elton John to Steve Martin to Bonnie Raitt.