We have been rabid, I mean avid fans of Howie Day for nearly ten years now. When we first got into his music, it was just Howie and a Takamine acoustic guitar. As Howie gained in popularity, he eventually added a full band to the mix. I never thought we would have the chance to see Howie play a solo acoustic show in a small venue again. Lucky for us, that wasn’t the case. When we heard that he was playing solo at the awesome 3rd & Lindsley in downtown Nashville, wild animals couldn’t keep us away. As a matter of fact, some of our closest friends from Houston, TX made the trip out for the show.
Nashville’s Independent Radio station Lightning 100 was broadcasting their “Nashville Sunday Night” program live throughout the show. The opener opener was singer/songwriter Mikey Wax. He brought the house down with his piano chops. Check him out, he’s very talented.
Next up was Serena Ryder. The word “wow” pretty much sums up her performance. I can’t even think of one of those clever “She sounds like ______ mixed with ______” expressions. She’s got a sound and style of her own.
Serena’s captivating performance had us fired up for Howie’s set. Howie was in great form and seemingly mezmerized the crowd with his powerful, always on pitch vocals and percussive guitar work. Enough blabbering, here is Howie’s setlist and the photos from the show.
Sorry, So Sorry
No Longer What You Require
Sound The Alarm
Bittersweet Symphony (Verve cover)
Untitled New Song (on piano)