Hands-down, there is nothing I look forward to more, than outdoor concerts in the summertime. Since moving to the CLE, I have come to love Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (formerly Nautica Pavilion – which personally I like that name better, but whatevs). It is an outdoor venue equipped with stadium seating under a giant white tent, nestled on the shore of the Cuyahoga. No question, this little slice of concert venue heaven is my favorite place in the CLE.
Last night my main squeeze and I had the pleasure of catching the uber talented Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs at said pavilion. My goodness. Forgive me, I am not quite sure I have the words to fully describe how truly amazing they were live. I seriously felt like I was listening to their albums amplified on the sound system. Ray’s voice was so pure and flawless, and the various instrument playing was beyond impressive by all on stage.
I have to be honest, I’ve only been exposed to this beautiful music within the past year, so I am by no means a die-hard fan. Just yet. And the hubs wasn’t familiar with the musicians at all, but I had a hunch that he would become a fan immediately. After merely seconds into the first song, I caught the hubs tapping his toe out of the corner of my eye. Do I know this guy or what?
There were a few songs I was dying to hear live, and I was not disappointed. My ears were so appreciative to hear jams like:
- New York City’s Killing Me
- For the Summer
- Beg Steal or Borrow
- Like Rock & Roll and Radio
- Devil’s in the Jukebox