Monday, June 05, 2006

Caedmon's in Atlanta

Caedmon's Call was here in Atlanta last night, and we had a great time at the show. The last time we saw Caedmon's (about three years ago), Derek had just left the band to go solo, and Andy Osenga was just starting to fill in on guitars and vocals. Let's just say that last night's show was much more enjoyable.

Overall, the band sounded really great together last night, both instrumentally and with the glorious three-part harmony. Some highlights of the show:

  • The venue, the main sanctuary of The Church of the Apostles, was a pretty cool place to see a concert. (Be sure to check out the "Fact Sheet.") Andy Osenga quipped that the building reminded him of Hogwarts.

  • The AWESOME rendition of Paul Simon's "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" was a high point of the evening.

  • They played several songs from Share the Well, as well as many old favorites.

  • They played only one song from their latest album.

  • Andy played a solo acoustic version of "Early in the Morning," from his new solo album (which is excellent).

  • Ultra-percussion.

  • It is fun to watch Andy rocking out.

  • The onstage banter between Cliff and Andy was pretty comical.

  • Cliff indicated that they would be in Calcutta in the Fall to record for their next album. (Could this mean that, now that they are independent again, they are going to record the album that Essential wouldn't let them make?)

  • All in all, it was a great evening.

    Andy Osenga also had a good time at the show, despite his attempts to sabotage Andrew Peterson's van.

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