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Frigid temperatures weren’t enough to keep a sold out crowd away from Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA on Saturday night. The night before Valentine’s Day the Nashville crooner worked the full room setting a romantic scene for those in attendance.
Playing almost entirely from his 2015 major label debut “Delilah” East serenaded the crowd for over an hour and a half. The set began with a cover of George Jackson’s “Find Em, Fool Em, Forget Em” the only non-original on East’s album. There would be more cover songs peppered in throughout the set as well as East would take on Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby,” pay tribute to David Bowie with a rendition of “Rebel Rebel” and would later close the night with a soulful take on The Killers classic “All These Things I’ve Done.”
At one point in the set East’s backing band left the stage, leaving him alone with his guitar for the ballad “What A Woman Wants To Hear.” They would rejoin him midway through the next song “Lying In Her Arms.” East’s backing band consisted of drums, keys, horns, and a second guitarist creating a classic southern sound blending country and soul.
East’s sound and style was a vintage revival that made for perfect setting for the Valentine’s Day weekend crowd as it appeared many had come to the show on a date. Even Anderson East’s own girlfriend, famed country singer Miranda Lambert was in attendance to spend the holiday with him.