Lissie plus support from Cat Clyde
First on tonight is Cat Clyde, an indie country/folk artist from Ontario, and after a technical problem, performed a really quality set, with the audience showing their appreciation. I don’t know anything about Ms Clyde except that the new album ‘Down Rounder’ is her third album and has amassed millions of streams online platforms so far. Singing in a smoky storyteller voice, except for one song, where she really showed her excellent vocal range, she went down well with the attendees, which showed with a good queue at the merch desk. Keep your eyes open for festival dates this summer.
Having been a long-time fan of Lissie, to be honest we were a little apprehensive about tonight’s gig. Not about Lissie as she always delivers, but the not quite sold-out Town Hall – not our favourite venue. It’s too big, not front to back, but it is very high and together with our pet hate, SEATS, it’s a double whammy for atmosphere killing, and been to this venue a quite a few times, it can be hard.
Lissie, touring her latest ‘Carving Canyons’, which has kept up the standard of her work, with the set containing seven songs from it as you would expect, including ‘Sad’, ‘Carving Canyons’ and the very catchy ‘Lonesome Wine’ and ‘Night Moves’ stand up well against her older classics ‘Best Days’ and ‘Sleepwalking’ with ‘Oh Mississippi’ and ‘Everywhere I Go’, showcasing her vocal strengths. But still the audience had Velcro pants, until she wore their resistance down and got them on their feet with ‘When Your Alone’, ‘In Sleep’ and the afore mentioned ‘Night Moves’, before finishing the night with ‘Little Lovin’. Yet again Lissie showed that she is a class act, even in the Town Hall, and we look forward to the next tour – but please, please, not seated.
Photos by Geoff Griffe
Review by Jenny Griffe