The last stop on her North American tour, Emiliana Torrini performed to a sold out crowd at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on March 30th.
From the moment she stepped onto the stage wearing a flowered dress and shoes that looked like they were painted in gold, the crowd was enamored by her mere appearance.
She kicked off the show with “Fireheads” and had the crowd moving with “Me And Armini.” At one point, she was feeling a bit frisky and politely asked for some whiskey (wow, I really wasn’t trying to rhyme). Not a minute later, a shot glass was placed by her feet, and as soon as the song was over, Emiliana and the drummer took a moment to the amusement of everyone.
Although hesitant to perform any songs from Love in the Time of Science, for fear that the album was too old and people wouldn’t know the songs, Emiliana heeded the crowd’s wishes and went off the set list to sing “Easy” and “Unemployed In Summertime” during the encore.
Ever since I bought Fisherman’s Woman, I had been patiently waiting for Emiliana to come back to the States to hear songs like “Birds”, “Heard It All Before” and “Gun” live. Having performed material from all three of her albums, at the end of the night, it’s safe to say there wasn’t a disappointed person in the crowd.
Emiliana will start a European leg of her tour in June.
Today Has Been OK
Me And Armini
Heard It All Before
Fisherman’s Woman/Sea People
Nothing Brings Me Down