[Live Review] – Faithless Town at Smith’s Olde Bar – 10.14.09

17 10 2009

Faithless Town

On Wednesday Oct. 14th I saw that Faithless Town was playing on the main stage at Smith’s, so I decided to drop on by.  The night was a benefit fund raiser  for Emory students and doctors to visit Haiti and provide basic health services.  There were all sorts of art pieces and silent auction type deals in the back while the music played.

The night opened with a Hip-Hop act… which was a man rapping over his own CD… lyrics and all – not even a karaoke version of his stuff.  That’s just about as entertaining as it sounds.

Luckily that didn’t last too long and  Faithless Town was up soon after.  While Rock Country isn’t quite my style, front man Gene Owens does a fine job of blending enough Rock in to make it a very enjoyable show.

A recent addition to the band is Ania Lipowska; a violin toting, tambourine swinging, backup vocalist.  The high counter melodies give the music a 10,000 maniacs dynamic that is really impressive to hear.

Over all this was a great showing and it was for a great cause… making me not feel too bad about the $12 cover.




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