It’s the time of year where all residents of our state turn their eyes longingly to the south. Yes, we are hardy Viking stock, but didn’t even our ancestors venture south? We promise we can do it without the whole city sacking and pillaging. Well for singer Mary Bue the stars aligned just right. She is about to start a 3 month artist-in-residence program in Taos, NM courtesy of the Wurlitzer foundation. After her return, she will release a new EP “The Majesty of Beasts”. Saturday night saw her perform at a send-off show at the Icehouse.
Starting the evening was Molly Maher with a couple of her disbelievers. Maher calls it “Americana band with a side of roots”. Starting off on the bluesy side her set quickly turned to faster, rocking songs.
Her infectious laugh, bright spirit, and desert sunset hair color (which got her stylist a shout out from the stage) brought great energy to the crowd. When the band returned quite a few people started to dance including some dance styles best described as “interpretive”. I am certain I am not alone in looking forward to the results of her residence and her new EP.
Set List: No Turning Back / A Million Moths / Shit I Left In Duluth / Heart’s Desire / Cheribum / Gorgeous / Petunias / Apple In The Ocean / Haunt / Beeswax / Holy Bones / Put Up / Candy