On Tuesday, two Canadian acts that I wasn’t very familiar with played at Port City Music Hall. Openers Hey Rosetta! (whose album I acquired and enjoyed quite a bit shortly before the show) are a more-than-capable rock band with strong acoustic elements and songs that range stylistically from soft folk to alt-country-tinged rockers. Headliner Sarah Harmer‘s experience was clear in her performance – note that she played with a strong, full band backign her – warranting a full 6-member opening act. Despite a light crowd, it seemed that everybody there was a huge fan of Harmer’s, crowding the stage from the instant her set started. If only the openers got the same attention – they certainly deserved it. If they make it back (perhaps with a show at a smaller venue with some drawing locals) they should fare better. Read on for photos!
All photos by Bryan Bruchman.