Live: Peter Case @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 11/5/10

Peter Case

Peter Case

Intrepid contributor Jason Lehr ventured forth to Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Friday evening to check out singer-songwriter Peter Case, and here’s what he found:

It was a great show. I hadn’t heard of Peter Case before reading about the show on, but I checked out some of his stuff before the show and was impressed.

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He played some older stuff, some songs from “Wig!” and a few covers. He has an Elvis Costello-meets-Steve Earle vibe going on, which I really liked. He had just picked up Brian Goodman on drums that day so they were a little loose, but it was certainly manageable.

Ashley Pond was impressive, too. I hadn’t seen her live before, and I was really impressed. She was by herself, so I’m really looking forward to seeing her in front of a band – not that it was a disappointment to see her alone. I’d just like to see how her voice blends with an ensemble.

Review and photographs by Jason Lehr

Peter Case and Brian Goodman

Peter Case and Brian Goodman

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