With a plethora of music taking place all over Atlanta, one of the more interesting of the evening was going down at the Variety Playhouse. The place filled up early and was packed as everyone waited for Lisa Loeb to close out the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival. Loeb took the stage a little after 10:00 p.m. and proceeded to roll out all the hits everyone wanted to hear.
Playing with her band Nine Stories, she was out promoting their first new record in over ten years, No Fairy Tale. The new record is heavy on the guitar venturing away from her normal sound and introducing a harder rock version of Loeb. The new sound caries over live quite well. Songs like “Matches” and “No Fairy Tale” was loud and surprised some of the fans of her earlier music. She made everybody happy playing “Stay” and “Do You Sleep” and she gave the band a break playing solo on “Sandlewood” and “Disappointing Pancake”. Yes she pulled out one of her kid’s tunes, and the crowd loved it.
When the night came to a close everyone there had a great time. Loeb and her band sounded sharp as if they have been playing for years. The old songs sounded great and the new music with the heavy guitars was a pleasant surprise. Check out the new record, and if you get a chance to see the live show do it.