Jenny Lewis: Birchmere, Alexandria, VA - March 23
Photo Credit: By Michael Temchine
Jenny Lewis performed at the Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia on March 23 and laid to rest any doubts about her being a mere indie-folkie-rocker darling. In many ways, Lewis' solid talents hint that her future stature as a singer-songwriter will only continue to grow.
The The Washington Post's review "Jenny Lewis in the Country of Her Soul" by J. Freedom du Lac builds on her increasingly appealing charms and whims. Critic Freedom du Lac writes:
"The doors swung open, and out sashayed the beguiling Jenny Lewis, trailed by twin raven-haired backup singers, Chandra and Leigh Watson. "Run, devil, run," the three of them sang, belting high-lonesome harmonies a cappella and sans microphones as they walked onto the Birchmere band shell stage.
The entrance-as-exorcism had a chilling effect -- in the best possible way: Not even 30 seconds into the show Thursday, Lewis and her sidekicks had already given the crowd goose bumps.
Rapture was soon to follow in what was essentially Lewis's coming-out party as a country-soul chanteuse."
If you missed the tour, here's Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins performing "Big Guns" on The Late Show with David Letterman (March 21, 2006) on YouTube.
More on Jenny Lewis on Chromewaves.net and An Aquarium Drunkard.
Also, awesome concert photos on My Old Kentucky Blog: Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins : 032606 : Belcourt Theatre : Nashville, TN
Atlanta concert review on Narcisstic Graffiti.