CONCERT OVERLOAD: Live performance #859 – Lacy J. Dalton at McCabe’s Guitar Store (January 20, 2019)


I can’t depend myself among the many followers of Lacy J. Dalton’s profession, so I used the live performance announcement as a chance to rise up to hurry together with her music. And also you guessed it proper, there was a number of catching as much as do, as I may identify just one music from her decades-long profession. I am speaking about “sixteenth Avenue”, Lacy’s well-known signature music. After the preliminary live performance announcement, my curiosity within the occasion was additional heightened by the addition of two extra acts, specifically Quincy Coleman, a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter primarily based in Los Angeles and jackiO, a band that features two former members of Oingo Boingo, a band I’ve all the time liked.

Lacy J. Dalton took the stage after a brief introduction by Leslie Adams, her supervisor. The set that adopted had two distinct components. For the primary hour or so, Lacy performed an all-acoustic set, accompanied by her long-time musical associate, guitarist Dale Poune. On the respectable age of seventy-two, Lacy’s voice is a bit deeper now, however she nonetheless has the vocal energy and bodily stamina to placed on a very good present. Showing extraordinarily snug on the stage, she sang songs that I had simply change into acquainted with and in addition a couple of that had been new to me.

Lacy J. Dalton at McCabe’s

To those ears, the perfect songs of the night had been “The Coronary heart”, a music written by the nice Kris Kristofferson and Lacy’s personal “Acquired No Place To Name House”, the latter that includes Dale’s fabulous guitar enjoying. Two different songs stood out: “Hear To The Wind” and “Black Espresso”, each culled from Lacy’s older albums.

Lacy J. Dalton & Dale Poune at McCabe’s
Lacy J. Dalton at McCabe’s

The night’s acoustic set ended with “My Little Yellow Duck”, a music that generated a lot of laughter,.after the preliminary few raised eyebrows. All through the acoustic set, Dale’s accompaniment on guitar and mandolin was top-notch. He additionally sang backup vocals.

The second a part of the present featured Lacy and jackiO, a band of seasoned musicians who had simply recorded an EP with Lacy. Two band members, Steve Bartek and John Avila, have performed with Oingo Boingo for a few years.


Band line-up

Ira Ingber (guitar)

Steve Bartek (guitar)

John Avila (vocals, bass)

David Raven (drums)

We obtained to listen to all the EP recorded by jackiO with Lacy, however at first blush, none of these songs caught my ear. Nonetheless, with a lot musical expertise proper in entrance of me, I discovered this a part of the present fairly pleasurable. After the fourth music, Lacy left the stage, however not earlier than asking jackiO to shut the present with a music of their very own. That remaining music turned out to be one of many night’s greatest moments – I completely liked the dueling guitars of Ira and Steve and John’s singing was excellent as effectively. Sadly, I do not know the title of the music.

Steve Bartek, Ira Ingber & John Avila at McCabe’s (from left to proper)

The night kicked off with a brief set by Quincy Coleman and her guitar accompanist, Vito Gregoli. Quincy’s  first three songs, “This Might Final”, “Heartbreaking” and “Need Me Again”, had been exceedingly gradual and had melodic strains that didn’t immediately seize me. Issues improved fairly a bit together with her remaining two songs, “Come Away With Me” and “I am Coming House” which I believed had been exceptionally good each when it comes to songwriting and in addition supply. So far as I do know, she wrote all of the songs she carried out for us at McCabe’s. Despite her gradual begin, I consider that Quincy is an artist who undoubtedly deserves our consideration.

Quincy Coleman at McCabe’s
Quincy Coleman & Vito Gregoli at McCabe’s
Lacy J. Dalton’s set checklist
Quincy Coleman’s set checklist
Supervisor Leslie Adams introducing Lacy J. Dalton
The stage
Signal within the window at McCabe’s



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