Tuesday night saw Petra, BFF and myself driving more than two hours away to see Teh Girls in concert... my fourth time, Petra's second, BFF's first. Oh my. Why are they so wonderful?
The opening act was Kathleen Edwards, of whom I will admit I have never heard before. She was fabulous... I highly recommend her album, Asking for Flowers, from which she played most of her set. She was personable, funny, and a kickass guitar-player.
After that, it was just Amy, Emily, a large assortment of guitars, mandolins and at least one banjo, and Julie Wolfe on keyboards and accordion. Amazing.
Here's their set list.
Fill it Up Again
Heartache for Everyone
Power of Two
Let it Be Me
Money Made You Mean
Get Out the Map
Shame on You
Prince of Darkness
...a fabulous assortment of recent and vintage Girls music. Then two numbers from the new album that will be released in February:
Sugar Tongue (which, I believe, is about fascism... fabulous Amy song)
Fleet of Hope (beautiful allegorical love song by Emily)
... Then Amy sang this one from her new album, Didn't It Feel Kinder:
Stand and Deliver
And the remainder of the set:
Land of Canaan
Closer to Fine
Followed by encores
The beautiful Smith Opera House was packed with a mostly appreciative, respectful audience. One woman who was clearly drunk started yelling because they declined to do a request (they didn't do ours either: Three County Highway). She was escorted out. Other folks showed that the whole boundary issue between themselves and Teh Girls was... challenging for them, shall I say?
But there's nothing like dancing to Galileo at the end of a fabulous night.