CONCERT REVIEW: Elliott Smith wins over Los Angeles crowd
- University Wire
- Publish date:
- March 5, 1999
(Daily Trojan) (U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- There came a moment during Elliott Smith's first encore at the El Rey Theatre Wednesday night when he shyly dedicated "Miss Misery," his Oscar-nominated song from "Good Will Hunting," to the audience, and it became obvious how both deserved and unlikely his success has been.
In the past year and a half, the indie-folk troubadour has gone from releasing stark acoustic albums on the Kill Rock Stars label to bowing with Celine Dion at the Academy Awards and topping year-end critics' polls with last year's elegant XO. But Smith, whether he's in front of five people or 5,000, still plays …