Artist: Charlotte Martin
Date: September 14, 2006
Opening Act: Joe Purdy
Venue: Varsity Theater
City: Minneapolis, MN
Review by [Amy Lotsberg] Producer of Collected Sounds
Joe Purdy opened up and he was wonderful. I am not usually blown away by just a guy and a guitar, but his voice was so soothing and his guitar playing was amazing. He said the airline lost his guitar (when will those damn airlines learn that we pay a LOT of effing money to use them and start treating people like customers instead of a nuisance?). Anyway, he called up Willie’s Guitars who invited him in, gave him dinner and hooked him up with a 1947 Gibson to play for the night. By the end of the night he was convinced he’d buy it. I hope he has a few grand laying around because I’m told they’re about $5,000. It was pretty and sounded great. But it had no strap so his arm was killing him. Good thing he had some Maker’s Mark on the rocks to help ease the pain.
A few notes: She accidentally skipped over the programming for what she was going to play after “A Hopeless Attempt” so she said she was going to switch it up a little. She played what I later learned was “Cardboard Ladders”. However, I’m confused because one web site shows this song to be on Stromata, but it’s not on my copy. Also before she played it she said she was going to play an “oldie but a goodie” but Stromata is her newest record. If anyone can clear this up for me I’d be much obliged.
think she also said that she had never played “Hopeless Attempt” live until now.
She said she considered “Habit” to be her new “Beautiful Life.
1. Little Universe
3. Cut the Cord
5. Chasing a Shadow
6. Limits of Our Love
7. A Hopeless Attempt (without drums)
8. Cardboard Ladders (without drums)
9. Habit (without drums)
10. Crimson Sky
11. The Dance
14. Four Walls