A small crowd of about 100 people were thoroughly entertained at The Vinyl this past Tuesday, June 23. For a slow music night and a large show going on next door at The Loft, the place was popping. The night began with eclectic Sam Burchfield, an Atlanta resident and UGA grad. The crowd were entranced by his unique tone and the musical diversity which included folk songs like “Here Tonight” off of his EP Where to Run and the jazzy sound given off by the band’s brass. Sam and his band played for about an hour.
“NBC’s The Voice” alum and headliner, Luke Wade took the stage after a short break. The folk singer-songwriter performed both original music and covers. He showed a very vulnerable side as he took the hand of some of the women in the audience and sang while looking in their eyes. The show included a wide range of music from “The Runaround” off his newest album The River to “Roxanne” by the Police to “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney.
Throughout the show Luke was completely engaged with the crowd. At one point he took someone’s phone, who was videoing the show and began to sing into the camera. The highlight of the show was when he covered Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” during the song the crowd was completely lost in the music.
If you missed the show, you can see Luke throughout the country on his 19 other tour dates. Visit Wade’s official website for ticket information.
Full Photo Gallery of Sam Burchfield
Full Photo Gallery of Luke Wade