The Tin Angel is a great listening room–usually. As the time passed and the show progressed the room filled with more and more chatter. It makes it real hard to concentrate on a performance when there is a lot of chatter distorting the sound. In these cases I feel so sorry for the artists and that’s when the inner outspoken me wants to get up and shush the entire audience. Actually, I just wish that others had more respect for the performers and would know that most people are there to hear the artists’ music and not their conversation. Sorry, but as a music enthusiast and live music aficionado the issue of room chatter bothers me.
Seeing Shannon Pelcher & The Iron Threads again was the reason why I decided to go to Friday night’s show. At this point I’ve only had the pleasure of seeing Shannon Pelcher perform live a very few times but one thing is always the same–Pelcher’s voice stands out like one of those classic powerhouse voices but it’s not overbearing and has great control. A great voice is a great voice and your ears know it. So, for this performance, it was Shannon Pelcher (vocals, guitar), David Streim (accordion), and Rob Shaffer (bass). As the headliner, Shannon Pelcher & The Iron Threads played the closing and it was definitely a nice way to end the show.
Earlier in the evening was a performance by Hannah Zaic. Zaic (vocals) opened the show with a set accompanied by Ross Bellenoit (guitar). I enjoyed Zaic’s music and like how she incorporated the sometimes humorous stage banter. This night celebrated the release of Daniel Scholl’s new album, Simplicity, which features Hannah Zaic and many others.