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- Posted on Mar 30th 2010 10:30AM by DJ Lanphier
Touring in support of the recently released 'Volume 2,' She and Him settled in comfortably, opening with NRBQ's 'Ridin' in My Car' and 'Thieves,' both from the new album, followed by the Latin-flavored 'Lingering Still' and the pop of 'Over it Over Again.' Then something special began to slip into the set, slowly -- call it magic, call it great music.
Watching Deschanel sing 'Change Is Hard,' it's nearly impossible not to think of great country crooners like Emmylou Harris, yet Deshanel's voice is all her own. Accompanied by M. Ward's plaintive yet powerful guitar work, the audience watched in rapt silence as the band reached down deep and found that special something. Then, without a blink, they segued right into the jazzy vocal mixed with '60s pop of 'Thought I Saw Your Face Today' and a scorching cover of Smokey Robinson's soul classic 'You Really Got a Hold on Me.' By the time they got around to 'Sentimental Heart' and 'Don't Look Back,' the audience was awash in the fact that they'd seen a band grab a bolt of lightning.
As Zooey bounced around the stage while the band jammed out during 'Sweet Darlin',' Ward let rip a guitar solo that brought the house down. The crowd roared, hands above their heads, moving as one to the music, enjoying the moment.
And, like a bolt of lightning, it was gone in the blink of an eye. The show over, a happy audience headed back out into the rain.