Live Review: The Saint Johns in Cambridge!
This last week in live music in Boston has been one for the record books. I saw everything from old school legends Unwritten Law to the British sensation Wolf Alice but one that really kicked off my week were The Saint Johns. Do allow me to gush over these guys if you’ll allow it. Ever since I had to miss their first show in Boston, I’ve been listening to their new music pretty hard. It’s something where you can like visualize seeing it live and the band painted that picture for me live yes Friday!
Their second time in Boston went down at the Sinclair last week (Yes, I consider my weeks to start on Friday’s) where they warmed up the crowd chock full of music lovers for fellow Nashville band Judah & The Lion. The first time this lovely band came to Boston I was unable to attend so I jumped at the chance to come out last night. They are an incredibly low key set up on stage just being the two official members, Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith, and one other touring member.
The vibes were super intimate and it made for a beautiful show. While lyrics weren’t necessarily being cried out since the band is just getting started on the touring front, there was recognition from the audience and the crowd was getting really into it. They gave off a vibe of veteran performers and really meshed well together. They played a large chunk of their new record as well as a Stevie Nicks cover. Right before the song, Jordan yelled “I want you all with me to channel your Stevie Nicks with me.”
Overall, the set was pretty much perfection. With only one album under their belts, there is sure to be much more to come for this talented duo and we will definitely be on the look out for the next time they come through. While I want to see this band blow up, I would love to see them do an intimate room tour like at my favorite spot easy in Boston, Great Scott or Atwoods. They have amazing chemistry and I think their music would go over very well in a room like that!