Monday, October 21, 2013

Kacey Musgraves @ Shepherds Bush Empire, London 13/10/13

 I have always had a bit of a soft spot, both for country music and for female singer-songwriters so an opportunity to catch one of Country music's up and coming stars could not be passed up. Kacey Musgraves arrived on our shores in support of her 4th album (first on a major label) Same Trailer Different Park. An album I fell in love with immediately on its release and as we approach the year's end it still remains one of the best records released this year in my view.

The evenings set-list was a mix of tracks from this album and a selection of interesting covers which highlight her own varied tastes in music, so we got covers of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' I Put a Spell on You, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds, Weezer's Islands in the Sun and The Cardigans' Love Fool It was a great night and held together by strong song writing and Musgraves' undoubted charm. A very enjoyable gig.

 Set List The Trailer Song Stupid Silver Lining Island In The Sun I Miss You Blowin' Smoke Keep It To Yourself I Put A Spell On You Mama's Broken Heart High Time Back on the Map It Is What It Is Step Off Three Little Birds Merry Go 'Round My House . Encore: Rainbow Lovefool Follow Your Arrow