Sept. 27, 2018 Ardmore, PA — Pete Yorn fans were treated to a solid musical performance last night as he played to a packed house at The Ardmore Music Hall, just outside of Philadelphia. The delightfully unpretentious venue is always a joy to visit – the staff is congenial while the size of the place makes it the perfect setting to enjoy an acoustic set. Better still when it’s a by an entertainer as warm and engaging as Yorn.
There were of course crowd pleasers, “Closet,” “Life On A Chain,” and “Burrito,” to name a few; along with teaser intros of Go-Go’s and Bob Dylan songs. The latter of which prompted Yorn to joke, “I should’ve written “Lay, Lady Lay,” which elicited laughs from the crowd and is indicative of Yorn’s effusive personality and helped set the tone for a fun night.
One of the highlights for this concert-goer was an exceptional cover of The Smiths, “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” with lyrics that beg for an audience sing-a-long. And the eternal 16-year-old in us did just that. There were also some new tunes thrown into the mix which just makes us stoked to pick up his EP, “Apart,” his latest collaboration with Scarlett Johansson.
We’re not certain when a full-length album is forthcoming but, in the meantime, if you have a hankering for some deeply felt well-crafted songs with catchy hooks we highly recommend catching Pete Yorn on his current tour. Details can be found on his website. http://www.peteyorn.com/
Photos and Review by Kim Palumbo