…That night, just ninety total minutes of brilliance, was one to remember. Feeding off the enjoyment of the crowd, their cover of ‘Ain’t Living Long Like This’ turns into an extended instrumental, and Gretchen and Barry’s final performance of John Prine and Iris DeMent’s ‘In Spite of Ourselves’ around one mic is truly charming and full of the cheeky delivery required for such a funny song. The whole band’s chemistry and Gretchen’s effortless stage presence is something to be admired, and if you are in any doubt about your fandom of her then a live show is a must. Here’s to many return visits.
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