Lydia came through town last weekend in what was supposedly a “co-headlining” tour with Lily Hiatt… but it was pretty clear that Lydia had an opening length set and she played first. I forgot my monopod so I shot this by hand and skipped Lily’s set because I am old, it was too loud and my shoulder hurt after holding this damned thing in the air for 45min. Get off my lawn.
The set was good, but definitely lacking the energy they had when I saw them open for DBT in 2016. Maybe it was due to having no drummer… or maybe it was due to not having the Cliff Burton of americana, Ben Lamb, in the band now. Dunno.
Thanks to Anonymous for the free ticket and the ride to the show. I could fight the halloween pub crawl bros to enjoy an extra beer.
Thanks to Brian for taking risks that sometimes don’t pay off to keep bringing great music to town.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo