Sharon Van Etten – Town Hall – November 2012

After the announcement 2013 Grammy noms, I’d like to talk about a remarkable artist who is so worthy of a grammy, (I know there are so many) – Sharon Van Etten.

In concert, Van Etten is simply extraordinary. Her voice so stunning.

Mark and I saw her a few weeks back at Town Hall. It was one of the most intimate and transformative concert experiences we’ve ever had. From her first song – “I Wish I Knew” from her debut album Because I Was in Love, we were emotionally hooked, tears seriously.

You felt like you were part of her family and friends, partially because she hugged every single performer she brought on stage with her. And that her dad played tambourine for an encore song.

And I love that she too is from Jersey, her attitude was very Jerseyian. Her banter was self-deprecating, authentic peppered with funny quips –

“That’s a fact about me.”

“What are you going to do about it.”

“I’m 31 years old and still can’t tune a guitar quickly.” – paraphrased

At the end of the concert, we wanted to give her a hug.

Do yourself a favor and get all her albums. She’s playing NYC again in March at Beacon. This is the article that turned me onto her.

About Andrea

Andrea DeAngelis is at times a poet, writer, shutterbug and musician living in New York City. Her writing has recently appeared in Timeless Tales Magazine, Umbrella Factory and Niteblade. ( Andrea also sings and plays guitar in the indie rock band MAKAR ( who are in the midst of recording their third album, Fancy Hercules.
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