Not only was the performance from Nico himself magical and enthralling, especially his solo opening piece, ‘Mad Rush’ by Philip Glass, we were also audience to 4 beautiful American folk songs with vocals provided by the lovely Sam Admidon (who I saw last year at the Monto) and what, for me at least, was a surprise cameo from Beth Orton.
Sam and Beth performed a duet of a song from Sam’s forthcoming album, I See The Sign, due for release on Bedroom Community in March.
Seeing Beth reminded me of this track:
Spirited folk melodies etched by strings and given definition by the sturdy vocal provide a subtle cloak for some lively beats and blips in my favourite track from her 2000 album, Trailer Park.
I first heard it on an episode of Roswell (2.17 – Cry Your Name), a show that did the *right* thing and ended on an extremely high note after 3, nicely wrapped up seasons, containing only a single episode I feel the need to skip when re-watching the DVD box set.