Abbie Barrett And The Last Date
The latest single from Abbie Barrett And The Last Date is a dark and driving dynamo. “That Shame” is a layered with wailing guitars, haunting backing vocals and a locked-in rhythm section. All of this is in support of Abbie’s soulful, scathing, perfectly delivered lead vocal. Damn. This is fantastic.
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Another year. Another Q Division Holiday Party. Another wonderful set from Abbie Barrett. Another heartwarming rendition of “Abbie Barrett Makes Christmastime And Every Time A Better Time” by Brendan Boogie.
Every time I see Abbie Barrett play with her band, I walk away a bigger fan. Her voice and songs have impressive depth. Her wit is keen. Teamed up with the talented folks that make up The Last Date she may be unstoppable.
Here are some photos of Abbie Barrett And The Last Date. Take a look. They’re a wonderful group of people playing really well written songs. Oh, and they’re an absolute joy to watch. They played the Magen Tracy EP release the other night at Atwood’s. I enjoyed myself. Maybe you would, too. It’s worth a try.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Abbie Barrett And The Last Date — too long for a band this good. Their set at TT’s is making me feel like I’ve been missing something.
Abbie Barrett came out with dark grey clouds hanging over her set. She was up to some serious business. This was quite a shock to me, as my only previous knowledge of Abbie’s work was the song she wrote and recorded (oh, and performed on this very night) with Brendan Boogie that includes a reference to clubbing baby seals. I wasn’t exactly ready for the brooding songstress that came out with her band, The Last Date.
All storms eventually pass, and such was the case at The Rosebud. Midway through her set, Abbie and her band ventured into some more lighthearted material. The transition made me appreciate both the cloud and its silver lining.