October 3, 2011

Sean Hayes @ SOhO ~ September 23, 2011

Let’s Fall In

The crowd at SOhO soaked up the southern styling of singer-songwriter Sean Hayes with opened arms and closed eyes.

As a first time listener, I found it easy to fall under Sean’s spell while he wove tales of love, loss, and life exploration. With a twangy, raspy voice and southern styled rock accompaniment, Sean Hayes’ story portraits (aka “songs”) are gripping, full of pain, joy, and wonderment.

The stark honesty and relatability of the lyrics backed by grooving guitar rhythms pulled you in and held you closed.  The crowd was engrossed with each song on the twenty song set that flowed effortlessly from the three man band.  It felt more like a two hour story session than a musical set.

It doesn’t happen often, but it is nice to fall in at first listen.


The falling
That is ours to enjoy
The opening
That is ours to explore