Here's a little Monday morning music for you!
This weekend our friends Mike, Mike, and Steve came to visit. Greg and I wanted to show them a true "Nashville" experience, so we decided to go to a live show. We paid a whopping $5 to see 3 bands perform at The Basement. We had not listened to the opening acts before we went, so you can only imagine our sheer delight in hearing this band, Whitehorse.
It's a Canadian duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland. They had really great stage presence, tight harmony, and a pleasant variety within their own music style. They sang and played guitar, but they had no other back-up players, so they "looped" the percussion at the beginning of each song. It was the first time I'd watched a group do that, and it was fascinating. Another really quirky and wonderful effect they used was that they sometimes sang into telephones! It looked as though they were singing into the side of their mics, so at first we thought that they were singing into a special microphone. It was about halfway through their set when we realized they were singing into regular old telephones with the cords plugged directly into the microphone.
This is one of my favorite songs, "Wisconsin." And for all of my Washington, D.C. area, they're going to be playing at the 9:30 Club on Friday, March 29. They're the opening act, but the ticket price is well worth it just to see this duo perform.
Enjoy this song, and go buy the album!