Photos and Review by Jason Robey
CHARLOTTE, NC — A pair of popular Asheville rock bands made a tour stop in Charlotte on Wednesday night at Neighborhood Theatre for an intimate show, where it felt like half the crowd knew each other, as the bar began to fill up with eager music fans. The Sirens of the Southeast tour, featuring Caitlin Krisko & the Broadcast and Abby Bryant & the Echoes, spent two weeks on the road around Virginia and the Carolinas, picking up new fans along the way.
Caitlin Krisko led her band through their set with her powerful soul-tinted voice. They rocked a setlist of songs from their three albums, sprinkled with hard-hitting covers from Aretha Franklin and the Allman Brothers. Krisko brought Abby Bryant to join her on stage on two occasions, including their closer, a cover of The Beatles’ “I’ve Got a Feeling.”
Abby Bryant & the Echoes are on the road supporting their debut album, Not Your Little Girl, released in October. Bryant’s twangy voice soared through a handful of songs from the album, in addition to some interesting covers, including the Black Crowes’ “Jealous Again” and a beautiful take on Guns n’ Roses’ “Yesterdays.” Caitlin Krisko returned to duet with Bryant for another set-closing Beatles cover, this time an Americana take on “One After 909.”