Andriana Chobot and Ivamae at Radio Bean December 29, 2017   Leave a comment

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Andriana Chobot pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music on Friday at Radio Bean. It had been a long week and I was hoping for a quiet night since I had to work early on Saturday. My Facebook feed showed no shows that I was invited to but something was nagging somewhere. I went to Radio Bean’s site and looked at the calendar and there it was.

I got bundled up and took the lovely walk downtown. I got in and settled in time for the 8:30 show Andriana Chobot sometimes plays with a band and sometimes plays solo but either way her songs are amazing and she plays them so well. She was solo that night and opened by just singing and tapping out a beat on the microphone. It was a cool song about the day that I die that somehow made me smile happily. She fired up the keyboard for a song about going in for the kill and going in for the kiss and we were off. She sang about saying what love is and played a bouncy and appropriate song called Stay Warm. My Old House has a riff that has been stuck in my head every day since the show. Not I is just a gorgeous piece of music. She sang a song about driving your daddy’s T-Bird and spending the night on a hill overlooking the city. Dig Him rocked nicely then she sang that there is nowhere to go but here. She took a quick break then came back with a lovely version of Another Day. She played a song about a heart beating then jammed a bit on Neon. She closed the night with a gentle Cascade and my heart was just filled. Her songs and playing are so great that I always want to be in the room when she is on.

Of course, when I checked outt the Radio Bean calendar earlier I looked to see who was on after. Wow. I hung out for the long set break and chatted with Andriana for a while then Ivamae took the stage with her lovely voice and electric guitar. Usually, I get lucky when I see her as the audience gets quiet when she plays but at 10:30 on a Friday there were people who were chatting in the audience. She turned up the guitar a bit and nicely made her way through the din. She opened with a cover of a song called Plastic and alternated covers and originals throughout the show. She played a song about seeing sunshine and rain. She played a song that will have a video soon called Reality Of It All. She sang a song called Tender Me and one about how every day feels like a holiday. She tossed in another cool cover then played Mama and Homecoming. She played a song called Sober, one called Alone then played a Feist cover. Just Like A Star sounded nice as did Just The Two of Us. She played a song called Nope and closed the 15 song set with a song about how you shall be fine.

I headed out pretty quickly and took the lovely walk home. It was a lot of effort to get out the door but I was heavily rewarded for it.

 

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Ivamae pic by Tim Lewis

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Posted January 2, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows, Uncategorized

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