LIVE: Sarah McLachlan @ SPAC, 7/16/14

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Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Cozy, cozy, cozy…

Singer-songstress Sarah McLachlan turned her pavilion-only concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center into an intimate house concert. Not quite sure how she did it, either. Perhaps it’s just that inherent Canadian charm. Her stage set featured some living-room furniture, and she invited fans to come up and sit on the sofa. She did a Q&A session, sometimes doing the Q-ing, and sometimes doing the A-ing.

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And, of course, she offered up a healthy selection of her intimate, confessional songs during her two-set show. Naturally, she served up the hits – “Adia,” “Sweet Surrender,” “Possession,” “Building a Mystery” – but she also dug deep into the equally strong material on her new album, Shine On.

SECOND OPINIONS:
Tim Mack’s review at Metroland
Tom Templeton’s review at The Times Union

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Sarah McLachlan @ SPAC, 7/16/14

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