Concert Review: JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys
Submitted by [email protected] on September 29, 2010
JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys debut release is called “Fidelity!”. It's a concept album about an older woman’s relationship with a younger man. This musical journey was shared with the audience at The New Hazlett Theater stage Tuesday night. Their 15 song set (including 3 songs during the encore) was heavy on tracks from “Fidelity!”. They performed a song that did not make it on to this CD “You’re the One That I Should Have Married” along with a cover of the 1969 Moby Grape song “Murder In My Heart For the Judge”. They finished the night with a song about Christmas. It will be interesting to hear a follow up. Will it be more like a Fidelity!: Part II or will they find other muses for their inspiration? Opening the show, with a 40-minute 9-song set ,was Massachusetts singer-songwriter Amy Correia. Ms. Correia was joined on stage only by a guitarist. She performed more than half the songs from her current fan-funded release “You Go Your Way”. She went back to her first album “Carnival Love” for “Blind River Boy”. In the middle of the set she performed a cover of The Animals “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (which was written for one her heroes Nina Simone) . Rounding out her time on stage, Ms. Correia did an a cappella version of “Love Is” from her sophomore release “Lakeville”.