September 29

Madison Violet@Hugh’s Room Live-Thursday, September 26, 2019

By Wayne Baggs
Madison Violet’s music and performance will give you goose bumps. The depth of the lyric content combined with the emotionally stunning harmonizing can bring tears if you’re not careful.

I observed a few. Hugh’s Room Live setting only enhances that feeling. This isn’t the sugary boohoo broken heart sap. There is a universal depth of the human condition reflected on that few song writers can attain.

It’s just two ladies, Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern strumming and fiddling. Supported by Patrick Krief on bass and keys, it all seems very simple. Playing this simple at this level is not so easy though.

Any one trying a simple Neil Young or John Prine song knows. It may look simple, but it isn’t easy. They drew me in from the first song, deeper as the night continued. Can live music do more than that? I don’t think so. Singer-songwriting at its finest. A Maxell John Lennon songwriting award in case there is any doubt. Great night. PS they are back around the GTA in November.

We would like to thank Jane Harbury for the invitation to this event.