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The Changing Colors displays an array of hues at The Shoe Factory

The Changing Colors displays an array of hues at The Shoe Factory.
The Changing Colors displays an array of hues at The Shoe Factory.
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PUEBLO, Colo.—The Changing Colors added a hint of blues to his indie folk style at The Shoe Factory, on April 10. He was the opening act. Wade Ridley was the master of ceremonies and also the opening act. Stand-up comedian, John Bueno, was the direct support. Stand-up comedian, Chris Jordahl, was the headliner of the second Blind Pig Parlé event. Coner Bourgal is the vocalist and guitarist of The Changing Colors.

The Changing Colors displays an array of hues at The Shoe Factory.
Sareth Ney

Before Bourgal began his recital with “The Shaman From Elko”, Ridley mentioned the importance of the suggested donation. He cited it would go towards expense travels for Bourgal and Jordahl, since they drove down from Colorado Springs, Colo. Shortly after, Ridley introduced Bourgal. Bourgal compared the lineup of the evening to a fine, balanced breakfast. He joked with the audience and said he was not funny and guaranteed the evening would be fun. As he sang the chorus, a spectator assisted him.

Bourgal stated he would attempt to keep his performance light-hearted, before starting “No Regret”. He said his songs were mostly about death, diseases and gunshots. He went onto say the song he was about to perform was about tuberculosis and consumption.

While Bourgal tuned his guitar, he greeted the audience. He thanked everyone for joining him on a week night, prior to the start of “Man With A Heart”. He declared he would much rather go on first than to follow the comedians, since his music would bring the mood down and the crowd laughed along with him.

Prior to covering Angel Olsen’s “Miranda”, Bourgal took a drink of water. He went onto ask The Haunted Windchimes’ Inaiah Lujan for some Jameson. Lujan grabbed a bottle from the side of the stage and poured some in a cup for Bourgal. Shortly after—he noticed Mike Clark and the Sugar Sound’s vocalist and guitarist, Mike Clark, in attendance and he had the spectators give him and Lujan a round of applause.

Hank Williams’ “Angel of Death” brought an end to Bourgal’s concert. He asked the audience if they had seen the film, “Seven Psychopaths”. After receiving their response, he shared his thoughts on the film and what drew him to the tune. He heard Williams’ song being covered on YouTube by French women and learned how to play the song.

“True Love Knows” and Townes Van Zandt’s “Loretta” were also a part of The Changing Colors’ set.