I’ve seen Basia a few times. I’ve always liked the simplicity when she plays on her own with just an autoharp. I caught some of her set at SXSW and was disappointed to find her playing a piano with a full band. But I thought I’d give her a try and it would also give me a chance to see the Weather Station, who’d I caught the end of their set at SXSW and quiet enjoyed what I heard.
Weather Station were as good as I remember from SXSW and it was great to see their entire set this time. Basil’s performance was also similar to SXSW. It was slightly disappointing. Not enough autoharp and too much band. Don’t get me wrong, it was still enjoyable. But I think Basia works best when she plays on her own.