Chris Garneau @ Canal Room: An Invisible Charm
The 50-minute set focused on 2007's debut LP, Music For Tourists, and selections from his forthcoming sophomore effort (due out sometime this fall). Chris usually performs with a handful of backing musicians but last night he was only supported by one (superb) cellist. The result was a delicate and balanced composite of keys and strings. Perhaps the track that benefited most from this arrangement would be (TMS favorite) 'Baby's Romance'. The fusion of a dimly lit stage, Chris's breathtaking vocals & a well-behaved crowd made the evening feel as close to a seance as anything I've encountered in quite some time. Europeans can witness the magic first hand on his forthcoming tour (all dates here).
Sample some tracks and learn more about Chris Garneau at his official MySpace page.
MP3: Chris Garneau - Blackout