(Well to be honest- one concert was in September but at the very end...so close enough).
We saw Blue October at the Hoyt Sherman. I'd had never been there before for a show and it is a beautiful venue.
If you know anything about Blue October, you would know that all his songs are very personal, almost overly intimate. This album was no different.
Watching him sing was one of the most interesting concerts I'd ever seen.
At the beginning of 'The Flight' he played the same voicemail from his ex-wife that he plays on the album.
I really enjoyed it and glad that my friend Rachel and her friend were able to join us pre and post show.
The second show was on October 1st. We saw Mat Kearney at People's downtown.
It is one of my favorite venues and I was really looking forward to seeing Mat Kearney.
He did not disappoint!!
The third show we saw was at West End downtown. It was 4 band show featuring: Canby, Carley Tanchon, Harper Blynn, and The Damnwells...which is really one guy, Alex Dezen, playing with Harper Blynn.
My friend Chris organized and promoted this show. I was excited to see a show at West End.
T and I had a great time and really enjoyed this chill show.
Of all 3 shows, I don't know that I have a favorite, all were unique and different. I love that Des Moines is growing into such a music town. It is awesome seeing live music of new and favorite artists close to home!!
Have you seen any live music lately? What is your favorite venue?