I walked into the Turf Club on Friday night to see the Oracle Sisters without knowing what to expect from this show. I knew very little about either performer or their fan base, but I am happy to report that the night did not disappoint. The opening act was Ryder The Eagle, a French man from Mexico City. He walked on stage in an outfit inspired by a classic reverend get-up. His look matched the sound of his music, which reminded me of organ music one might hear in an old church but with a twangy twist one finds in bluegrass/country music. He kept the crowd engrossed in his performance, whether it involved running around the entire venue performing on the bar and several tabletops, all with a corded mic, which gave me some anxiety. Still, thankfully, no one got caught in it. His stage presence was awkward but not challenging to watch because he owned it and made it work for his image. His humor was also incredibly dry, which I was a big fan of, but it was hard to gauge how the majority of the audience felt about it. They also are incredibly talented with the saxophone, which was included in most of his songs. I firmly believe that nine times out of ten, a saxophone will make a song exponentially better, so this was a highlight for me.
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