The Head and The Heart gave Atlanta a serious case of the feels as they brought their indie-folk stylings to a sold-out Tabernacle venue. The Seattle sextet, sans co-vocalist Josiah Johnson, are touring through September in support of their acclaimed third album Signs of Light. Filling in for Johnson on this tour is Matt Gervais, husband of The Head and The Heart’s violinist and co-vocalist Charity Rose Thielen. With a 9:15 PM start time, the crowd at hand was treated to a memorable presentation, one they so anxiously waited for several hours in line prior to kick-off.
With the stage decorated in a tropical motif, The Head and The Heart get the night underway in high gear by performing radio mega-hit “All We Ever Knew”. Led by Johnathan Russel, the band receives a warmhearted ovation from its devoted fan-base; which served as the band’s seventh member by clapping along to the beat and joining in to belt out the famous lyrics.
Photos by Andres Alvarado
New album Signs of Light was in heavy rotation for the concert’s first half, as renditions of “City of Angels”, “Your Mother’s Eyes” and latest single “Rhythm and Blues” highlighted the band’s support of their latest effort.
The second half of the show is a joyous stroll down memory lane. The Head and The Heart go old-school with presentations of tracks from their previous two albums, much to the indulgence of the fans on hand. Renditions of enduring hits like “Shake”, “Cats and Dogs” and finale “Rivers and Roads” gave those in attendance a sense of elation and electrified The Tabernacle as the voice of thousands joined in unison to rock the house until the very last second of the 90-minute performance.
Be sure to catch The Head and The Heart on tour as they bring their act to a city near you or learn more at www.theheadandtheheart.com