Thursday, March 20, 2008

after quite some time we'll be who we were

There is always three things that I will always consider a big part of my life. Music, Friends and Family. Well four if you count comics. They make me who i am. And lately I've relied on friends a lot more. Tonight was no different. Tonight Derek and I ventured forth to brave the hipsters and the scenesters, to attend what would be a great show.
I've always been a big music fan. And lately Ive adopted the philosophy that music is very therapeutic. It can get you through the rough times and show you a good one. Tonight accomplished both of those.
Hawksley Workman is an accomplished musician. In fact i had no idea just how accomplished he was. A multi talented singer song writer Workman plays several instruments to entertain the masses. Not an easy task.
Not only instrumentally is he talented. But man what a voice. Its easy to see that Hawksley has really come into the zone as of late. Especially on his latest album Between the Beautiful. The venue was a perfect setting for Hawksley to showcase his latest creation.
Part of the reason however tonight was so great, was the mixture of current and classic Workman. Not to mention playful covers like Beyonces Crazy in love or the culture club just to name a few and there were a few.
But what really won me over for tonight was Workmans playful banter with the crowd. From his personal stories about his family to his Adam Sandler impression. Workman knew how to really work the crowd. Pardon the awful pun.
The second thing that won me over tonight was the venue. See it wasn't at the orpheum or the commadore. It was at St. Andrew's Wesleys church. The acoustics in this venue complimented Hawksleys voice amazingly. Course it didn't hurt that we we're two rows away from the speakers.
The latter half of the performance really rocked the house. But it was the strip down intimate displays of Workmans latest creation that was worth the price of admission. I'd defiantly recommend catching a Hawksley performance if you can. Great Show.

Current Music: Hawksley Workman-All the trees are hers
Current Comic: Strangers in Paradise vol 6-Terry Moore


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