10 March 2008

Amy LaVere and Chatham County Line @ the Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh) - 8 March 2008 (pics, video)

Current EF Band (Artist) of the Week Amy LaVere (above) played Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre on Saturday evening, showcasing a more aggressive and muscular side to her laid-back roadhouse ballads. Joined by guitarist Steve Selvidge and drummer Paul Taylor, LaVere’s propulsive upright bass anchored the set while leaving plenty of space for Selvidge’s stinging blues and country-inflected flourishes to shine through.

She opened for local heroes Chatham County Line, whose four members huddled around a single mic and whipped the adoring hometown crowd into an instant frenzy. Combine traditional bluegrass and North Carolina-specific lyrics and imagery delivered with spot-on James Taylor –esque vocals and you get the picture. For a Yankee like myself*, it was a very entertaining show. More pictures and live video for each band after the jump...

Amy LaVere



Watch:
"Nightingale" by Amy LaVere live (from this show) on YouTube | download QT
"Killing Him" by Amy LaVere live (from this show) on YouTube | download QT

See more pictures of Amy LaVere (from this show) HERE.

Visit Amy LaVere on MySpace.


Chatham County Line



Watch:
"One More Minute" by Chatham County Line live (from this show) on YouTube | download QT

See more pictures of Chatham County Line (from this show) HERE.

Visit Chatham County Line on MySpace.
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*words by Mike, pictures and video by Matt.
**check back later for more pictures from this show, right now Flickr and my motel internet aren't working well together.