Noah Kahan brings “Stick Season” to Boston + GALLERY
It is indeed the season of the sticks! Vermonter, Noah Kahan, played a sold-out show at the newly opened, MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston. Kahan is touring his latest album release, Stick Season, and is joined by “Joyride” singer, Adam Melchor.
At first glance, the venue was full of 5,000 strangers gathered together to celebrate New England’s finest. However, upon closer examination, Kahan’s audience more closely resembled a giant, flannel-wearing family reunion. Fans danced, cried, and sang loudly to every song. It was a very welcoming evening with a “heart on their shoulder” kind of community.
Kahan put on a wonderful show with strong vocals and an amazing band. The air vibrated with bass and banjo as the four-piece band accompanied Noah. The excitement and energy were apparent, making for an electric evening.
Kahan has always had a gift for songwriting and storytelling, but, Stick Season shows a more mature and delicate side of Kahan’s writing abilities. His transition to folk music opens up a whole new world of possibilities for creativity.
Kahan played songs mostly from Stick Season, with a handful of others from Busyhead, I Was/ I Am, and Cape Elizabeth.
- False Confidence
- All My Love
- Everywhere, Everything
- New Perspective
- Glue Myself Shut
- Growing Sideways
- Come Over
- Northern Attitude
- She Calls Me Back
- Carlo’s Song
- Orange Juice
- Young Blood
- View Between Villages
- Stick Season
The only disappointment with the evening was the lighting. The show had a few moments with wonderful graphics, backgrounds, and lighting, but for the most part, it lacked. One background projection was a water pattern that made for a wonderful visual effect, but it didn’t stay up too long.
Overall, the evening was folky, fun, and full of joy. Listening to Stick Season is like receiving a comforting hug. It is a reassurance to listeners that they are not alone in their journey through life. Kahan has mastered the art of making music feel like home.
For New England, by New England. Noah Kahan’s Stick Season Tour is a must-attend.