photos by Chris Gayomali. See more photos HERE.
On a chilly, autumn, Sunday evening, Fleet Foxes
managed to fill the sold-out auditorium of New York City's Webster Hall with their own brand of sticky sweet harmonies, lemonade acoustics, and inimitable stage wit. While the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young comparisons are more than obvious, Fleet Foxes manage to tap into old time, country soul with the finesse and expertise of worn vinyl veterans.
In between the acoustic stomp balladry, the bands' onstage banter with the crowd was equally fixating. At one point, lead singer Robin Peckhold
deadpanned, Thank you, guys, for all the catcalls. If it weren't for them, there'd be a lot more silence.
Highlights also included feel-good renditions of perennial favorites "English Houses" and "White Winter Hymnal", but perhaps the night's highlight was a stripped down, stir in your gut version of "Oliver James" that at one point had Peckhold's acapella entrancing the entire crowd into pin-drop silence.
All in all, Fleet Foxes put on a mesmerizing performance. Be sure to catch them live on the remaining legs of their U.S. tour while you can. - chris gayomali
Fleet Foxes on Tour
Oct 8 Wexner Center, Columbus, OH
Oct 9 Ladies literary Club, Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 10 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Oct 11 Cedar Cultural Centre, Mineapolis, MN
Oct 12 Metro, Chicago, IL
Oct 13 Fox Theatre (St. Louis), St. Louis, MO
Oct 15 Oriental Theatre, Denver, CO
Oct 16 In the Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 18 WWU Underground, Bellingham, WA
Oct 19 Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
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