What About Everything?

My ears are ringing, I’m still shaking from the excitement, and I’m back from the Carbon Leaf concert over at Higher Ground this evening.

Those guys fucking rock.

I’ve never seen them better, and man, they had a great setlist and amazing energy. Barry was bouncing all over the stage, along with everyone else, and some of those songs were just amazing. I took Keelia (my younger sister) along, and she also had a great time. One of my professors from Norwich was there with his significant other, and Keelia saw a number of people from her school there.

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Set list:

  1. Comfort
  2. What About Everything?
  3. One Prairie Outpost
  4. Under The Wire
  5. Love Loss Hope Repeat
  6. Life Less Ordinary
  7. Texas Stars
  8. Russian Dance (Tchaikovsky) Intro To…
  9. Paloma
  10. Royal One
  11. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
  12. Block Of Wood
  13. Let Your Troubles Roll By
  14. Learn To Fly
  15. Intro To…
  16. Desperation Song
  17. The War Was In Color
  18. The Boxer


Great, great set list. There were a couple of random songs that I’d hoped would be there, such as This Is My Song or Native America, as well as a couple others from Echo Echo, but this was just awesome. Sigh, I should probably sleep now.

Edit/Addition: Want to hear a similar playlist from the same tour and setlist? Archive.org has a concert from Colorado that’s quite good and easy to access, here. They don’t seem to have as much energy as the VT group last night – the crowd was great, really enjoyed themselves.
I don’t think that I’ve ever heard them better. The past three times that I’d seen them, they were really good, but this time they were really into it. The opening band, Matt Nathanson was good. They were funny, as most of the opening acts seem to be, and they had some good songs, but Carbon Leaf just blew them out of the water.
Note to self: Don’t stand under a speaker. My ears were ringing all last night. I bought a shirt, with some of the LLHR artwork on it, which I really like. I actually remembered my camera last night, a first for me, and all my pictures that I took are here. Unfortunently, they don’t seem to be in the proper order.
The opening band, Matt Nathanson was good. They were funny, as most of the opening acts seem to be, and they had some good songs, but Carbon Leaf just blew them out of the water. However, Matt reading a trashy romance novel to a racy bass beat was priceless, as was his quote:

“Oh Vermont, you liberal bastion of the north.”


Drew quite a bit of laughter from the crowd. I’ll have to look into some of his stuff if I get the chance.


Note to self: Don’t stand under a speaker. My ears were ringing all last night. I bought a shirt, with some of the LLHR artwork on it, which I really like. I actually remembered my camera last night, a first for me, and all my pictures that I took are here. Unfortunently, they don’t seem to be in the proper order.
They had the best rendition of Bron-Y-Aur Stomp that I’ve heard yet, as well as great versions of Love Loss Hope Repeat, Comfort, Texas Stars, Desperation Song, the War Was In Color and The Boxer. Great opening songs and they went out with a bang with that one.

Man, what an awesome night. Next week is Amos Lee, whom I’m also excited about.

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2 thoughts on “What About Everything?

  1. OMG I’m sooooo jealous Andrew, The Boxer is still one of my favs!! Thanks for the photos – I saw the rest of facebook. Still fighting off my cold 😦

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