The Orange Show and dusk brought a calming yet excitement-filled energy; Mirah commented that the packed Orange Show made her feel like she was in a stadium-like setting. The set began with Thao’s “The Clap” with both Thao and Mirah’s individual songs equally performed, with Mirah’s voice being featured on Thao’s songs and vice versa. From toddler to gray hair, the crowd made Houston proud by becoming an additional and collective band member, clapping to at least half a dozen songs. The sound quality and talent by each band member were unmatched. Both Thao and Mirah have distinct and beautiful voices with instrumental talents that compliment each other’s styles. Songs played were from Thao’s We Brave Bee Stings and All (2008) and Know Better Learn Faster (2009) and Mirah’s Advisory Committee (2001), C’mon Miracle (2004) and (A)spera (2009) In addition to performing each other’s songs, Thao, Mirah and The Most of All played a few songs they had written together. For the encore? Mirah and Thao became a part of the audience, jumping out of the stage and joining the audience for the last few songs while the audience got on their feet. Indeed, Houston has much love for Thao and Mirah with The Most of All.
Led to Sea started the evening off with Alex Guy and her Viola, a loop pedal and songs about crashing bikes and being a bad girlfriend. Alex is also a part of The Most of All, a group of multi-instrumentalists, from clarinets to xylophones.
Houston definitely brought the Heat, both with our energy and, of course, literally. Yes there were mosquitoes and clothes were sticking to bodies, but it was worth every second.
Thanks St. Arnold’s for the delicious and refreshing Amber!
Here is a personal thanks from Thao
“Orange Show in Houston! thank you for dancing and singing and handling sparklers responsibly.”