LIVE: Lisa Loeb @ Universal Preservation Hall, 7/27/11

Lisa Loeb
Lisa Loeb

Lisa Loeb’s visit to the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday was a musical double-header – an afternoon show for the kids and an evening show for the adult fans of this Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter.

Loeb has a pair of children’s albums to her credit – “Camp Lisa” and a collaborative venture with Elizabeth Mitchell, “Catch The Moon” – so she’s no dilletante merely trying to cash in on the wide-open kids’ market that Raffi used to share with Barney.

Loeb’s now a mother of a 1 ½-year-old, so it all made perfect sense, as she spun her way through “The Alphabet Song” and many others to a bunch of youngsters ranging from one-to-ten years old.

If there was one glitch, it was that many of the kids realized somewhere after the second or third song that this was really just play-time with live musical accompaniment. After that, it became a fun free-for-all in front of the stage.

Loeb took it all in stride. Wearing her patented glasses – yes, she now has her own line of signature eyewear – and warm smile, she continued performing her family-friendly repertoire, while the kids danced the afternoon away foot-loose and fancy-free under the supervision of their moms and dads.

Both Lisa Loeb concerts were a great step forward in making people aware that the Universal Preservation Hall is open for business and presenting world-class talent on its huge stage.

Next up on UPH’s concert schedule is Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Sebastian, who steps into the spotlight at 8pm tonight (Friday, July 29).

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Lisa Loeb
Lisa Loeb
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