There are times when you get out of a concert and you just think:
Wow!. Well, that's what I felt after this concert.
It was at Club Passim, which is a small venue, and I was really close from the stage (almost sitting on a monitor).
Robby Baier was opening for Meghan Toohey. He was nominated at the Boston Music Awards for best new singer/songwriter.
He played a pretty good set for 35 minutes, finishing with a song played on his bass guitar. It was definitely a good warm-up before Meghan Toohey.
After having painfully missed Meghan Toohey twice, I finally made it. She arrived on stage with some background music (Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith - well, at least I think it was the name of the song) to prepare the audience to what's going to happen next.
She was accompanied by a guitarist (Austin Nevins), a bassist
(Dimitri Fane) and a drummer (Ken Schopf,
Disco Ken, as they
called him) both from Slide.
The show was simply fantastic. Her music is really good, she's a good guitarist, she keeps making jokes. She was telling us about her trip to Los Angeles where she met at the A&M Records studio Rod Stewart and Green Day. She was playing with her new sampler, and she even played a song with it doing the percussions.
She was joined on three songs by Jess Klein and Lori McKenna as her chorists,
We Are The World "wooo" (sic).
She played for 1h30, leaving the stage 10 minutes before the end, and coming back to play Sweet Emotion.
Since I don't know her songs, I won't type the setlist here, but I have a picture of the setlist of the guitarist. Songs preceded by a plus sign (+) were played by Meghan with a bass guitar and the drums, songs preceded by an asterisk (*) were played by the whole band, and songs in a box were played by Meghan alone.
This concert was definitely the best one I saw in the last six months. Meghan Toohey is not well known yet, but that's not going to last very long. If she plays in your town, you have to go and see her!
Check out the pictures of the concert for a preview of what you could see.