The Head And The Heart

There have been a few live shows that have brought me to tears.  The first time I saw The Avett Brothers live without a doubt brought me to tears, which wasn’t surprising.  The surprise emo show was when minutes ago, I was watching The Head And The Heart perform live from the 2011 Austin City Limits fest (God bless the internet and live streaming video and of course, a hubby who hooks it all up to the TV!!!!). There entire act was amazing and I would expect nothing less from this supremely talented group of folks. But, on their last song of the set, Rivers and Roads, tears appeared when Miss Charity Rose was belting out her part.  The band just puts so much of themselves into this song and the emotionalism of it really comes through.

THAHT isn’t a new group to me…I found out about them when they were just started out.  Last summer, they released their debut self-titled album around the same time I was glued to their youtube videos.  Even through the grainy, unsteady-at-times videos, their energy and cohesion was obvious.  In fact,  I was watching a video of them playing a house show when the idea of asking Ben Sollee to play at my house popped into my head!  I was having trouble getting my hands on the self-released cd, so I put ear X-tacy on the task and they didn’t disappoint!!  I cannot tell you how many times I played those songs when I first got it.  It was like a drug…I couldn’t get enough, I was hooked and I might have sold my children if someone told me I had to choose (well, my kids on a bad day…not when they were singing and dancing in the kitchen with me while THATH was turned up all the way!!).  It is still on heavy rotation.  I was dying to see them live and got lucky when they opened for Dr.Dog in Nashville last year.  Wow, wow, wow…..I knew they would be good, but not that good.  And I totally didn’t expect them to win over the crowd as fast as they did.  I think everyone walked in that night anxious for Dr. Dog and left ecstatic for THATH!!

THAT is moving up and now headliner their own tour.  Unfortunately, Louisville wasn’t on their Fall line up.  I tweeted the group and begged them to come and I am optimistic that we will get them in the Spring.  I think my begging along with promises of bourbon by Kyle Meredith, of 91.9 WFPK,  might just win them over. 😉 In the meantime, you can get a glimpse of their brilliance on these videos and if your timing is right, pull up the Austin City Limits site and watch a replay of their earlier performance.  It will be on the Austin City Limits site at 6:30pm Louisville time TONIGHT!

And the song that brought tears to my eyes….

And one more because they are just soooo good!!!

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