There are a million tired clichés that can be used to describe singer-songwriters. Tuesday evening at the Old Rock House Dar Williams put on a performance that was neither tired nor clichéd.
At the bar before the show, I chatted with Johnny Irion when, in a sign of things to come, the house p.a. shuffled to a Jayhawks song. Irion literally took note: He pulled a marker from his pocket, wrote the name of the band on his hand and excused himself to order some pre-show dinner.
With a hard won honesty to his song lyrics and almost too much energy to be contained in a small space, Caleb Travers kept the holiday weekend market shoppers entertained on a sweltering Saturday morning.
Caleb Travers performed live in the KDHX studios.
Caleb Travers has a way with a song and a melody that evokes his country roots but also takes in modern urban experience of romantic and personal discovery. The St. Louis native gave a live performance in the KDHX studios in advance of his Twangfest debut.