It was solo guy musician on January 16 at Ottawa’s Cafe Dekcuf.
January is beginning to be the month of Leif Vollebekk.
Playing at the show were:
As mention before, January is becoming Leif Vollebekk month.
He began his tour in Ottawa with his re-release of Inlands which is on Nevado Records.
It was a solo guy musician theme at the show.
Starting off the set was David Little g.
If you don’t know he is in another band called The Gallop (who has been covered frequently on this site).
He was accompanied with Paul Ross who is the drummer of The Gallop who did back up witht he electric guitar.
Just found out that those two were brothers and I really didn’t expect that.
I thought the “g” was a last name.
Their set was acoustic folky.
Songs were catchy and nice to listen to.
He did a cover of a Brights (Ottawa local band) song.
Wanted to make a joke and say “Where is big G” and was told that big G was Paul.
Jonathan Chandler was up next.
His set was very different from what I would expect when he sings in his band Amos.
It was all acoustic and more of a intimate setting.
Weird that I actually knew some Amos song like Lemons.
He had Kate up to stage to sing with him.
He did one cover which was Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”.
Very well done in a acoustic form. Even I was singing the song (mostly the famous line with the f-bomb).
Great to hear a different side.
Finally Leif Vollebekk played.
Of all of the times I’ve seen him play.
I still haven’t seen him play with a backing band yet.
Always an amazing set that Leif puts on.
Got to love the spotlight shinning on him while he belts out tracks like Quebec and others.
Did some covers of blues song, just brings a chill down your back.
Favorite was seeing him play 1921.
Amazing set as always.
For those that missed out, don’t worry he will be opening up for Basia Bulat on Feb 13th and one in April (which has not been finalize yet but he will be playing).
If not just go out and buy his album Inlands. Jan 19th re-release will have two bonus tracks on iTunes.
Overall it was a nice mellow show with three different musicians.
Surprised with the turnout also.