LIVE: Candlebox Acoustic @ The Egg, 2/2/16
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
OK, it wasn’t really a full Candlebox unplugged concert. It was just the duo of Kevin Martin and Brian Quinn sitting down with their acoustic guitars playing tunes from the Candlebox catalog. But that was just fine with the sold-out crowd of fans who packed The Egg’s Swyer Theatre last week.
Of course, the twosome churned through the band’s biggest hits – including the back-to-back “You” and “Far Behind” – but what made the evening special was Martin’s between-tune patter in which he explained the influences and circumstances behind the songs. They also offered a sneak peek at the upcoming Candlebox album, Disappearing in Airports (slated for release on Friday, April 22) with performances of “I Want It Back” and the encore “Alive at Last.”
And tearing through a batch of radio-ready originals, Queensbury’s Frank Palangi made quite an impression as the opening act for the evening as well.
CANDLEBOX ACOUSTIC SETLIST
I Want It Back
Lover Come Back to Me
The Weight (Brian Quinn solo)
Alive at Last