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For this episode I am featuring an Australian artist that was last seen touring the US with Ben Folds. If you guessed Missy Higgins then I guess you win although I didn’t really come up with any prizes. I got the chance to see their sold out stop in Kansas City last month and despite waiting in line during a cold and rainy night for about a half an hour, it turned out to be one of my favorite concerts this year. I can be fairly cheap so when I get to see 2 great bands in the same night it kind of feels like I got a little extra for my money.

The job of the opening band can be quite difficult with many crowds and especially with one that is cold and wet. Typically half of the people show up in time for the opener and half of those are trying to talk to each other during the songs. An opener really has to do something special to excite a crowd in this kind of environment and for the audience in attendance at the Uptown Theater, Missy Higgins was absolutely captivating. Her expressive and slightly sassy style was a great complement to Ben Folds and perfect for a small theater like the Uptown. A good indicator of how well an opener is doing is the difference between the crowd noise during the songs and in between. Let’s just say that a lot of headliners would be jealous of the loud applause after and near silence during each song.

Try as I might, I was not able to find a recording of that night’s performance. I did however find an excellent recording of a concert that was taped about a year before in Hollywood, California.


Follow the link below to listen to the full concert
Missy Higgins - Hollywood, CA - 10/18/07

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2) This Is How It Goes
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5) Where I Stood
6) Angela
7) Secret
8) Warm Whispers
9) The Special Two
10) Scar
11) Steer

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Check out Missy Higgins' Homepage for tour dates and more info about the band. 

Also check out this recording that almost made it to the podcast
Missy Higgins - Telluride, CO - 6/17/06




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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm EST