Saturday, August 09, 2014

Music: Jenny Lewis With Apache Relay At The Slowdown.

2014-08-04_Jenny Lewis Concert_004I first heard Jenny Lewis back in 2006.  Back then she was the lead singer for the band Rilo Kiley and had just done a solo album.  I posted about seeing her here.

Jenny Lewis had signed a contract with Saddle Creek Records which just so happens to be based in Omaha.  When we moved back to the Omaha area back in 2008 I learned that she often comes back to Omaha to perform.  Unfortunately in 2008 I found out about this two weeks after that year's performance.

After missing her in 2008 I proceeded to miss her in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.  It seem I was always either traveling or had another engagement every time she was performing in Omaha.  She didn't perform in Omaha in 2013.  My luck would change this year.  Jenny Lewis performed at the Slowdown last Monday night and the Wife and I were there.

We got there early enough to get a chair next to the pit.  The chairs are along a narrow bar where you can put you food and drink.  The chairs are high enough that you see above the heads of everyone on the pit floor giving you an practically unobstructed view of the stage in this small venue.

The warm up band was a band out of Nashville called Apache Relay.  They were okay.  I wasn't that impressed but they weren't bad either.  Seemed like a nice group of guys.

Jenny Lewis was awesome.  She played music from her solo albums - lots of songs that I was familiar with - and some new material from her new album, "Voyager".  Sadly she didn't play our two favorite Jenny Lewis songs: "Rabbit Fur Coat" and "Happy". (These music links require a free Spotify account.)

I ended up taking over ninety pictures but I would say only about five turned out decent.  You can see the decent ones in my Jenny Lewis Concert 2014-08-04 Flickr album.

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