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Cate Le Bon lets her music do the talking in SF

Cate Le BonBy Pedro Paredes //

Cate Le Bon with Mega Bog //
The Chapel – San Francisco
May 16th, 2016 //

With the release of her fourth studio album Crab Day last month, Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon played the final stop of her North American tour in SF on Monday night.

Opening the show was Mega Bog, Erin Birgy’s Brooklyn-based project that just released a new LP entitled Happy Together.

While it took a while for guests to arrive at The Chapel, the room was full by the time Le Bon took the stage. Most of the songs she played were from Crab Day, but she also incorporated a few older tunes like “Are You With Me Now?”, which seemed to get an enthusiastic response from the crowd. Though to be fair, her fans were pretty enthusiastic the entire night.

Cate Le Bon

Le Bon’s interactions with the audience were pretty short and polite, offering some simple thank you’s during her set. The crowd answered her by shouting excitedly, but she didn’t engage in any conversations. Instead, she let her music do most of the talking because the 33-year-old now based in Los Angeles is one excellent guitar player.

I arrived at the show only knowing her 2013 record Mug Museum, and by the end of the show, I was impressed by how good both she and her band were live, even during songs I wasn’t all that familiar with. Immediately after the show, I made sure to listen to the rest of her albums, and I have to say that I am loving all of them now. Le Bon will definitely be on my radar going forward, and I can’t wait to hear more from her in the future.

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