|Photo by Old Cold Guy at the Show|
Aoife O'Donovan appeared on stage
in a simple black dress and an acoustic guitar. She grew up in Massachusetts, but spent her summers in Ireland making her a worthy opening act for the Irishman about to perform. O'Donovan has toured with everyone from The Lone Below to Garrison Keillor. Her songs didn't really connect until Glen Hansard's keyboardist, Thomas Barlett, accompanied her for the second half of her performance. That's when the songs seemed to flow along with stories about Japan and Denver Sushi.
|Glen Hansard and band|
|Folk with Brass|
He walked through the crowd and up the balcony to perform a few more songs to the delight of the middle age women in the cheap seats. His guitar player appeared out of no where to accompanied him on the edge of the mezzanine for the song "Gold."
|The Auld Triangle|
That's when the entire band along with the touring crew lined up to perform the folk standard "The Auld Triangle" where everyone sang a verse. Since some of them weren't exactly vocalists, it was interesting to hear the guitar tech out sing the horn section.
|Photo by The Rock and Roll Princess|
The night ended with "Her Mercy" giving Hansard the opportunity to show off his Elvis moves during the chorus. The band left the building and sent the crowd back to face the snowstorm humming.