What I can add:
- The set was actually designed by her sister Torey, who was also the one to do the painting on the cover of the CD (the painting was hung up at the show and Haley even wittily remarked, "We may even let you smell it for a dollar.").
- It is not surprising that the set list, before the encore, ended with "Candy Machine Gun" as it is Torey's favorite song (or has been professed as such at other shows).
- I wish that there had been less volume given to Jeremy and Jacob's guitars, as they sometimes overpowered Haley's vocals and made it harder to hear her.
- I was over-joyed when she played "Us" (Lure the Fox) during the encore, as it has been my favorite Haley song.
It ends with "Wendybird," which is the type of song that prevents you from simply moving on from it, which is part of the reason that I often end up listening to the album all over again. The banjo and cello on this song, along with Haley's heartbreaking vocals about growing up make this song beautifully and simply bitter-sweet.
My favorite song (currently) from this album is "Anyway Rattlesnake." I'm really loving the line, "So please forget the things I said, I was dark in the heart, and deep in my head but I want you to know that I loved you the best anyway."
Overall, I think that this is the Haley album that I've listened to so repeatedly, though I don't think her lyrics are as strong as they have been in the past (please go listen to her album Lure the Fox). You may really enjoy Golder too, so you should give it a listen! If you're not sold, download the track "Raggedy Man" for free (here) and give Haley a chance.
(Tour Dates are featured after the break)
sunday, may 15, 2011Lynlake Street Festival / Minneapolis, MN
FREE Show / All Ages / 4:30PM.
Friday, June 3, 2011WOJB Concert Series at The Park Theater / Hayward, WI
$15.00 Adv, $20 Door/ All Ages / Time 7:30PM
Saturday, June 11, 2011Paramount Theatre & Visual Arts Center / St. Cloud, MN
Supporting Gary Louris & Friends / $8.00 / All Ages / 7:00PM
Friday, June 17, 2011The Terrace @ University of Wisconsin / Madison, WI
Support: Judson Claiborne / FREE Show / All Ages / 9:00PM
Saturday, June 18, 2011Ann Arbor Summer Festival (Power Center)/ Ann Arbor, MI
Supporting Andrew Bird /$30.00-$45.00 / 8:00PM
Sunday, June 19, 2011Club Cafe / Pittsburgh, PA
w/ Daniel Martin Moore / $12.00 / 21+ / 7:30PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011The Bell House / Brooklyn, NY
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $13 adv, $15 dos / 21+ / 8:30PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011Cafe 939 / Boston, MA
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $10 adv, $12 dos / All Ages / 8:00PM
Thursday, June 23, 2011The Mercury Lounge / New York, NY
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $13 adv, $15 dos / 21+ / 6:30PM
Friday, June 24, 2011World Cafe Live (Upstairs) / Philadelphia, PA
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $12 adv, $14 dos / All Ages / 9:00PM
Saturday, June 25, 2011Sixth & I Synagogue / Washington DC
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $12 adv, $15 dos / All Ages / 8:00PM
Sunday, June 26, 2011Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall / Asheville, NC
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $8 adv, $10 dos / All Ages / 8:00PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2011The End / Nashville, TN
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $8 / 18+ / 10:00PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2011Off Broadway / St. Louis, MO
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $10 / 18+ / 8:30PM
Thursday, June 30, 2011Rudyard Kipling House / Louisville, KY
w/ Holcombe Waller and Daniel Martin Moore / $10 / 21+ / 7:30PM
Friday, July 01, 2011The Englert Theatre / Iowa City, IA
w/ Holcombe Waller / $12 / All Ages / 8:00PM
Saturday, July 02, 2011The Hideout / Chicago, IL
w/ Holcombe Waller / $10 adv, $12 dos / 21+ / 9:00PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011Woodbury Lakes / Woodbury, MN
CHILDREN’S SHOW / FREE / 10:00AM
Friday, August 5, 2011LOLLAPALOOZA (Kidzapalooza) / Chicago, IL
Kid’s stage / All Ages
Saturday, August 6, 2011LOLLAPALOOZA (Kidzapalooza) / Chicago, IL
Kid’s stage / All Ages
Tuesday, August 9, 2011Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities / Arvada, CO
Supporting Andrew Bird / All Ages / 7:00PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2011Chautauqua Auditorium / Boulder, CO
Supporting Andrew Bird / All Ages / 800PM