Wednesday, January 13, 2010

findlay brown at joe's pub

much belated music date: findlay brown at joe's pub. shar discovered the crooning of said lad from across the shore back in the spring when i heard his wfuv set. there was the gig he played opening for au revoir simone back in april. then he played a cmj showcase in october. all missed opportunities, but the wait was worth it. the intimate setting of joe's pub was perfect for my first live performance.

mel's first reaction even before the first strum of his guitar. "i like his shoes." i would have to agree. findlay barreled into his single "love will find you" to start off the set. he inquired if anyone had seen his performance on letterman last night. i did. he said it wasn't so hot, but i thought it was fine. he then followed it up with "holding back the night" and "i still want you". next up was my fav, "nobody cared", which he said was based on his sister getting bullied when she was little.

i was able to capture this next tune, "everybody needs love". sorry ran out of memory to get the whole thing.

annnnd here is the set list in it's entirety.

love will find you
holding back the night
i still want you
nobody cared
everybody needs love
come home
teardrops lost in the rain
that's right
sweet dreams (eurythmics cover)
i will (on request and not on the original setlist)
i had a dream

he ran out with an impromptu encore, coming to the edge of the stage with acoustic guitar in hand. i couldn't make out the tune.

findlay encompassed all the roy orbison swagger for me. mel and jac said he reminded them of richard hawley. regardless of who findlay reminds us of, we all were in agreement that it was he was a delight.

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