seeing the band and being that it’s an entirely new band backing songwriter Jonathan Meiburg, I was a tad reticent going in. All fears were wiped away as they muscled through a terrific set focusing exclusively on the new material. I dubbed it “Shearwater grows a pair!” Awesome.

So my bucket lists gets smaller with finally being able to see this band. They were just so damn good. The songs from their recent albums sound incredible live. As a bonus, they were really sweet people who were genuinely appreciative of playing in Pittsburgh after so many years. I would love for them to stop here more often.

Images courtesy Robert Loerzel

I mentioned in my Radar Brothers post last month that they were among a handful of bands that I was finally able to see live after many years of wanting to. This Saturday, can I can conveniently scratch two more off. Shearwater and Damien Jurado are touring together and bringing the show to Pittsburgh at the T’Bird (with local favs Lohio no less!). This should be an incredible show and and may very well sell out, so be warned. Both Jonathan and Damien were very cool to take some time and participate in the ever growing phenomena that is First/Last.

Thanks so much, fellas. I am extremely stoked for the show. See you Saturday.