Sunday, April 29, 2012
A Recent Review
Last week I had the opportunity of opening for Dar Williams, with Caleb Travers. It was a great night of music, stories, and community. The room was filled with eager fans to hear the tunes and the stories behind them. Somewhere hidden in the audience was a staff writer from 88.1FM KDHX. They were taking notes and later wrote this:
"The evening started with Caleb Travers sneaking on stage and easing into his first tune before I realized he was there. Travers is a St. Louis native guitar picker and singer-songwriter that mines tunes from the same vein of love, loss and traveling as artists like Fred Eaglesmith or John Denver. He was joined on stage by Ross Christopher, whose harmonies soared and violin added a tasteful touch to the songs instead of feeling tacked on...A few songs into his set, Travers mentioned that it was good to play a short opening set for “people who give a shit.” I can’t speak for the rest of the crowd, but I’m pretty sure that part of it was his own energy coming back at him. It was apparent that Travers and Christopher have worked together for a while, as they were choosing what to play on the fly. Along with tunes from Travers’ most recent album they performed a cover of the Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love” that would surely get the stamp of approval from Phil and Don themselves."
Thanks to KDHX for the kinds words and for everyone in attendance!