On Dec. 7, acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles performed at The Paramount, a venue in Huntington, Long Island. Singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp served as her opening act and he played a superb set, which included an impressive cover of Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors."
She is nominated for two Grammy awards including "Album of the Year" for her latest record, as well as for "Best Pop Solo Performance" for "Brave." She is best-known for such hit singles as "Love Song" and "King of Anything," among others.
Her set included an exquisite rendition of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," which showcased her rich and crystalline vocals.
Particularly impressive about Bareilles is that for the majority of her set, she played the piano without even sitting on a stool.
Bareilles strummed her acoustic guitar on "I Choose You," a new song from her latest Grammy-nominated album "The Blessed Unrest."
The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to Sara Bareilles and she was moved and accepted a few gifts from the audience members.
"You know I love hats," she said with excitement.
They even wheeled out a large birthday cake for her in the stage area. "How cute," she said as she blew out the candles. "I literally just put my hair on fire. This is really embarrassing. Thank you so much. Cheers."
Long Island musician Andy Putman, who was in attendance, remarked, "Sara Bareilles put on an awesome show. I thought her version of 'Yellow Brick Road' was amazing."
Overall, Sara Bareilles showcased a great deal of talent and range at The Paramount. The Long Island audience loved the charismatic songstress in return and gave her a birthday to remember.
For more information on Sara Bareilles, visit her official website.