The violin is the new handclap.
You heard it here first kids. Or perhaps not, but I’m stating it now.
The handclap will always be my go-to favourite, but I’ve been feeling the winds changing recently and last night reaffirmed my suspicions.
The Barr Brothers + Timber Timbre + The Low Anthem = complete goosebumps.
I think all concerts should take place at St. James Community Square. Well, if they get cushions for the benches then all future concerts should take place there. My ass is still a bit numb, but I let that slide, because the acoustics blew me away.
Each group played about an hour, which wasn’t nearly enough time, but due to the concert being on a week night and in a residential neighbourhood they had a noise restriction and had to be done before 11pm.
Every member of each band played at least 5 instruments (especially the guys in the Low Anthem). There was no pretense with these musicians, they were there to play music, not to win best dressed and it was so very refreshing.
I honestly can’t pick a favourite set, but I will say Taylor Kirk’s voice is completely captivating live. Electric really.
I know I’m not the only person who left feeling inspired. And really, shouldn’t that be how a concert goes?
Next week, Spoon. The bar has been set boys.