July 1, 2011 | Posted By: Liem Nguyen
What's new? Nothing much.. Just me going to another show to support local and independent artists. Last week's show was at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub with Amanda Lee headlining the whole show with her husband, Posido Vega, on electric bass. This is my ninth show this year, and it is seventh time that I've seen Amanda perform live. It's been a pretty active year so far for watching live shows.
This was such great way to start the Independence Day weekend on a Friday night! It was pretty much a last minute decision for me to go since it was on work day, and I didn't know when I would leave work. Luckily, I was able to leave on time, so I went home and brought my mom along to see the show since everyone else in the family was out of town.
What made this show special is that it was a free show, with Amanda performing a whooping 18 songs. Mind me saying that she was feeling a bit under the weather too, and still managed to pull through vocally and mentally to bring the house down and rocked it on stage. She was even nice enough to throw in a free poster of her for those who purchased her Go EP on that day. If you haven't bought her EP yet, check it out and buy a copy! It's really good!
I arrived a few minutes early to the coffee pub and was able to chat with Amanda a bit before the show. We just caught up on things since it was several months since I last saw her. The show started a little bit after 8pm after she had a quick sound check. I set-up my camcorder to have the show recorded as usual, and the show begins. She had a list of her originals and covers that she picked from on the fly for her set list.
This show was a very intimate show where it felt more like a house show. I really like these types of shows because everyone's able to be really interactive. For those that wasn't able to attend, you can view majority of the show by clicking on the links below or view it from the playlist that I've created.
[ Prologue | Performance ] Be Be Your Love (covering Rachel Yamagata)
[ Prologue | Performance ] A Little Bit
[ Prologue | Performance ] Here Comes The Sun
[ Prologue | Performance ] Go
[ Prologue | Performance ] Miss You
[ Prologue | Performance ] Better Me
[ Prologue | Performance ] Second Place Victory (Covering This Day & Age)
[ Prologue | Performance ] Come Tell Me
[ Prologue | Performance ] The Kazoo Song
[ Prologue | Performance ] Empty
[ Prologue | Performance ] Won't Look Back
[ Prologue | Performance ] Let Go (Covering Imogen Heap)
[ Prologue | Performance ] Why Do You Love Me Still
[ Prologue | Performance ] Solitude
[ Prologue | Performance ] Falling (Covering The Civil Wars)
[ Prologue | Performance ] Be Near
[ Prologue | Performance ] Fix You (Covering Coldplay)
[ Prologue | Performance ] Letting Go
To view the playlist, you can also click here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL397C0A870A42EB57
To also see some pictures that I took from the show, you can click on the link below:
If you would like to know more about Amanda Lee and her music, please visit her official website at http://www.amandaleemusic.com.
If you'd like to read up on more shows and see more pictures and videos I've taken at live shows, please be sure to visit http://shows.LiemPhoto.com.