I must confess, I've only gotten into her this week, and quite coincidentally too, someone mentioned that I should listen to Stina Nordenstam, as that was probably someone whose music I would like. I did, on here, not bad at all, but I found Anja Garbarek and Emiliana Torrini better as similar artists
Imagine my surprise yesterday morning when I saw Emiliana was playing in Paradiso Amsterdam that very evening.
I called Paradiso to find out if the concert was sold out or not, which it wasn't, some 300 tickets were still unsold.
If I came early, I would easily be able to get a ticket, which of course I did.
The support act, Lay Low, comprised of a female singer who played some interesting tunes on her guitar, and wasn't a bad singer either, and a (her boy?) friend who accompanied her, sometimes om guitar, and sometimes providing the rhythm by hitting said guitar.
They played for half an hour, and got a good response from the crowd.
When the main act was due on, the place was pretty well jam packed.
I had no idea what to expect of Emiliana, and was pretty well surprised when she first of all started telling a story for what seemed like a couple of minutes, in the same accent that Björk has, and she was funny too.
There must be something in the Icelandic water...
When the band started the first song the band sounded nice and tight. The guitar player was obviously very good.
Each song was received with rapturous applause, especially the louder ones, in which the guitarist excelled. I don't know the songs well enough to comment on them, yet.
They played for more than an hour, the public certainly wanted more, and with three and then two, more songs, they got what they wanted.
All in all, a very good concert.