I'm just beginning to come down from my high after last night's show in Nashville. KT was in rare form I must say. My husband even said it was like a concert and comedy show all rolled into one and I totally agree. I knew I was missing KT but forgot just how much I love seeing her live. I was quickly reminded why I am so obsessed. KT is the only artist I know that connects in such a way that I feel I am the only person in the room, each song feeding my soul and at the same time reminding me that I am human and how wonderful that is.
KT was especially excited to be playing Nashville again. She proudly pointed out her new bolo tie, which she bought in one of the shops in town, saying it was her first time wearing a bolo. She wore it well along with gold pants and a black vest, stating she was paying homage to Nashville, Elvis, and Cash.
One of the highlights of the show happened midway through when KT thanked us all for coming out to see her when there was so much to do in Nashville and in true KT fashion she pulled a note out of her pocket and began telling us of some of the other things going on around town during her show. East end story telling, Alash Ensemble throat singers performing at 3rd & Lindsley. KT then proceeded to set up her mic and "throat sing". It was awesome. That banter lead into the fastest version of BH&TCC I have ever seen, complete with the kazoo and Seven Nation Army bit in the middle. Also, she said that one of the things she loves most about Nashville is that the audience always wants the song to go on longer saying it's the only town where she could play "six ends".
It's a toss up for me which song I enjoyed the most but I think I have narrowed it down to Through the Dark and Chimes. I hadn't heard TTD live in so long. It was always one of my favorites live and it felt new to me last night. Absolutely beautiful and more poignant than ever. I didn't want it to end. Chimes, what can I say about this song live? It wasn't an immediate stand out for me on the album but the way she transforms this one live is absolutely entrancing. To set up the song on the loop and then hand off the guitar seems to invite you into the song in a way I have never experienced a song and to stop singing and walk to the edge of the stage to say "thank you and good night" while the loop is still going made such and impact on me. At the end of it all I felt as if I had to say goodbye to a friend and that saddened me a bit but KT did come to the edge of the stage and shake hands, mine included and I forgot all about being sad..
Here is the set list:
Other Side Of The World
Through The Dark
Feel It All
Boys Of Summer
Made Of Glass
Suddenly I See
We hung out after the show for a while and KT did come out to say hello. She was as gracious as ever. I can't wait to see her again.
Brian Lopez opened and KT mentioned that he did a lot of backing vocals and guitar work on her newest album. I like his voice and think he is a great guitar player. I just wish his songs had more substance. I couldn't really relate to them and felt that they all sounded the same. It didn't matter to me though, I needed time for my bourbon to kick in so I could relax into KT's set and that it did