Hey all – a bit late on this one today as I needed to sleep in and get to the early matinée of Moonrise Kingdom – more on that in tomorrow’s post.
Last night I had not only the pleasure of dropping by The Central (http://thecentralbar.ca/) to hear Meghan Morrison play, and in the company of some good pals like Lizzie Violet, Kat Leonard & Laurie, but I got there early enough to be the first to sample one of Meghan’s lemon poppy-seed strawberry-topped cupcakes. And it was delicious!
Morrison was the first set of the evening downstairs (opening for The Alter Kakers, which I wasn’t able to catch – next time), with bass player Stuart Everitt and Morrison’s bro Evan LeBlanc on guitar, with Morrison switching up between keys, bass and even guitar as they played tunes from her We Are All Born Naked CD – including some personal faves “Long Way,” “Letting Me Down,” “This Song” and “Hush” – as well as the first time for a new tune. From kicky pop tunes to haunting or emotion-filled ballads, Morrison’s powerful lyrics and vocals grab the audience and keep them there for the ride.
And if the cupcakes and music from Morrison weren’t enough, the audience was treated to some special guest performances: a poem from Lizzie Violet (the darkly funny one about her mom thinking she was a child serial killer in the making), a solo by Stuart Everitt (man, does he sound like Bowie) and a song from Tycho Manson (who was spontaneously coaxed out of the audience). Some great talent and adding to the fun that is a Meghan Morrison gig: friends, fun, amazing music – and an enormous spirit of generosity. And cupcakes. 🙂
You can find Meghan Morrison and info on upcoming gigs here: http://www.meghanmorrisonmusic.com/fr_home.cfm