Oh man! I had so much fun at last night’s WXLO Acoustic Christmas show in Worcester MA! The venue was gorgeous, I had 7th row seats and Kris Allen and band put on a kick-ass show.
The rest of the bill, Joshua Radin, Ingrid Michaelson and Bare Naked Ladies were pretty awesome too, though I was pretty fatigued by the end of the 4 hour concert.
My only quibble? In an acoustic environment–tone down that bass boys.
Favorite song of the night: The clappy/happy “It’s Alright”. Honorable mention: The lovely, jazzy, “Chestnuts Roasting Over an Open Fire”.
Kris performed 7 songs: “Heartless/Gangster’s Paradise”, “Can’t Stay Away”, “Is It Over”, “Alright With Me”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Christmas Song”, and “Live Like We’re Dying”
After his set (The band was 3rd after Joshua and Ingrid) Kris hung out in the shadows to watch Barenaked Ladies. And yes, that doesn’t sound quite right, does it…
A couple of teen girls in the audience were waving a “we want to meet you” sign, and after his set, Kris invited them backstage for a minute for autographs.
My videos after the jump–I captured nearly all the banter, and the video is nice and clear, but the sound muffled in spot because of that damn bass! Still, worth a listen, for sure.
Videos after the jump.
“Can’t Stay Away”
“Is It Over”
“Alright With Me”
“Man in the Mirror”
“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (Christmas Song)
“Live Like We’re Dying”