Saturday night Psalmships played to an intimate audience at Burlap and Bean. This time Psalmships was a solo, acoustic performance by Joshua Britton on guitar and vocals. Psalmships was joined by Kyle Swartzwelder (on guitar) for a few songs including a cover of Hayden’s “Bass Song”. The set list ranged from older material, Hymn of Lions, Hello, Traitor (release November 20, 2012) to brand new material. All of Psalmships’ music is bursting with emotion from the softly subtle sung moments to the louder more powerfully performed moments. And it all sounded so good being played in that venue on Saturday night.
[VIDEO] Psalmships – “Hello, Traitor” LIVE at Burlap and Bean (11/17/12)
The atmosphere was perfect Saturday night at Burlap and Bean to host an acoustic, singer-songwriter night. Burlap and Bean has always been a nice place to hear live music but they have really upped their game. They have a real stage, no drink service during the performances, and the audience is asked not to talk while the artists are playing. All this goes into making Burlap and Bean an excellent listening room and a great place for a music fan. MAN, I really need to visit Burlap and Bean more often.
Earlier in the night The Feverfew opened the show with a solo acoustic set as well. The Feverfew was armed with a guitar, tambourine tied to one foot, and an amp that was picking up some random radio station. The “radio amp” was an odd, unplanned phenomenon that The Feverfew just decided to go along with. The “radio amp” definitely added a very unique and comical quality to The Feverfew’s set. That and some nice storytelling helped to brighten up The Feverfews admittedly dark songwriting.