Live at the storied Variety Playhouse, natch.
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY JOHN BOYDSTON
Pete Yorn is timeless and still making new music, which is a good thing, since what the world needs now is a whole lot more of this singer-songwriter’s empathy, compassion, and sincerity. Not to mention his unique musical hooks and sound.
Yorn’s been touring most of 2019 in support of his 7th LP, Caretakers. This tour included solo outings, and last couple of months with a band, wisely grabbing indie-dream pop band Day Wave, and it’s a nice fit. Fantastic show, reminded me why I loved Pete first time I heard him, going back to his breakthrough debut LP musicforthemorningafter in 2001.
Check out the last few tour dates and all things Pete Yorn here: http://www.peteyorn.com/
Opening band was Wilderado, rockers who’ve been on the road most of 2019 and their hard work is paying off. They had a huge mid-day crowd in May at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees, and clearly won over the portion of tonight’s crowd that wasn’t already familiar.
From Tulsa, OK, Wilderado is Max Rainer (guitar/vocals), Justin Kila (drums), Tyler Wimpee (guitar), Colton Dearing (bass). I can hear their stuff crossing genres, from Americana pop – to indie pop rock – and even modern country pop (but with smart lyrics and no schtick.) They key word here being pop, which is short for popular so check out their music, schedule, and all things Wilderado here: http://wilderado.co/
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