|Another bass player connection -- Paul w/Dougie Payne & band
Their story has not been an easy one, with line up shake ups and drummer Neil Primrose's brush with death after diving into a shallow pool. Through it all, the sweetly comforting vocals of Fran Healy continued the band's mantra of pushing through life together. The five year absence since their last album (2008's Ode to J. Smith) is actually a happy one -- full of the adult responsibilities of fatherhood -- which of course adds plenty of emotional power to the new songs on Where You Stand. I wrote about the single, "Moving" back in July and was eager to see the band live for the first time.
|My perch upstairs before joining in below for the encore
Check out the set list and photos from a band singalong in the front of the stage - a Travis tradition. I've also added a video for good measure. Official PopMatters review at link here.