Photos by Boston Concert Photography
On Tuesday, June 16th the music loving folks of the greater Boston area who gathered at the fantastic Atwood’s Tavern were treated to a night of genuine country charm and twang from Tennessee troubadour Andrew Combs and his terrific band. The Texas-born singer-songwriter currently calls Nashville home and his love of his adopted city was clear on stage that night, as each song made everyone in attendance feel like true southerners for a spell.
With two stellar albums, an EP, and a number of singles to select from, the setlist hit all the right notes. The bona fide country-rockers rocked, the folk-twinged numbers rolled, hell even the snozberries tasted like snozberries! Wonkinean references aside, the point I am trying to get across is that Andrew Combs live on stage delivers on everything you expect from a musician so perfectly in tune with his surroundings, and his guitar. Combs and his bandmates play with the same fire in front of 100 people in an intimate venue as they do for 1,000 festival goers in a vast field.
Touring in support of his new album, All These Dreams, released in March via Coin Records, the set featured a number of new tunes that had the Combs’ crowd singing along and raising their drinks as if it were not a weeknight. Kicking off the show with the boot-scootin’ track “Foolin’,” the boys switched gears quickly to a few quieter numbers, “Heavy,” and “Please Please Please,” off of the debut record Worried Man. After a quick apology for the softer songs (none was needed) they went into my favorite from the new album, “Strange Bird,” which features some of the finest whistling this side of a certain Andrew Bird.
With some deep cuts thrown in (much to the audience’s liking I must point out) and the always crowd pleasing closing number, “Emily,” our hearty Bostonian souls were transported to the Music City, and the small Atwood’s Tavern stage seemed as large as the Grand Ole Opry.
Check out the videos and photos our very own Steve Benoit took of the evening. We were lucky enough to catch a great new song titled “Silk Flowers” that you can enjoy below. Be sure to catch Andrew Combs live when he rolls into your town…you won’t be disappointed!
Andrew Combs – Silk Flowers – Atwood’s 06.16.15
Andrew Combs – All These Dreams – Atwood’s 06.16.15
Andrew Combs – Strange Bird – Atwood’s 06.16.15