Meghan Morrison band rocks The Central

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.

Meghan Morrison
Evan LeBlanc
Stuart Everitt
Lizzie Violet
Tycho Manson

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

Advertisements

Author: life with more cowbell

Arts/culture social bloggerfly & Elwood P. Dowd disciple. Likes playing with words. A lot. Toronto

5 thoughts on “Meghan Morrison band rocks The Central”

  1. Music, friends and cupcakes… what could be better? I always enjoy Meghan with an H and the guys, and the weird wonderfulness of our Lizzie Violet, and that Tycho guy -amazing guitar player!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s