A week and a half ago I was blessed with the opportunity to see The Head and The Heart live at the ASCAP music cafe at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I attended the show with two THATH noobs who were very excited for their first live experience. The cafe is small, and generally difficult to get in to without waiting in line for up to a few hours as there is limited space. After two relatively low energy acts the band took the stage for their half hour set at 3:20 pm and opened up with Down in the Valley. The song, a personal favorite is always great live, yet caught me off guard as I had never heard it open a show before. I was caught off guard yet again when the band decided to debut a brand new song for the eager Sundance crowd. (video below).
(First 1:40 of the video is a bit shaky until I convinced someone to let me set the camera down on a table in front of their cup of soda)
I thought the song was great as did the crowd, and was surprised by how tight it was even though it was their first time playing it live.
Lost in my Mind was next and brought those few in the crowd who remained in their seats to their feet. Then came the second debut of the day – The song was excellent, and just as tight as the first. I wish I had the video to prove it, but unfortunately it was knocked over by an elbow reaching for a beer. Hopefully it was a delicious thirst quenching quality beer.
With time for two more songs the band launched into a sweet Winter Song before closing out the set with a powerful Rivers and Roads. By the time the band finished everyone in the packed house (cafe?) was on their feet craving more, but unfortunately time was up. Needless to say the noobs were both blown away and said they could totally see themselves following this band around on tour. (Both over 30 with full time jobs -proving that even people over 30 can appreciate the music of The Head and The Heart)
Down in the Valley
Lost in my Mind
Rivers and Roads
(The band debuted a song called Cruel in Ann Arbor Mich which = 3 new songs for those of you keeping track at home)
Teaser: for those looking for more of an inside scoop -
The band will be in the studio over the next couple of months working on new material, but plan to head out on a full blown tour again sometime this fall/winter to support of the new album. Also be sure to keep your eyes open for a few yet to be announced festival dates this summer.