Review: James Vincent McMorrow, Main Stage


Atmosphere: Having just played a set in the Crawdaddy Stage, McMorrow heads to surroundings that match his music more, the earthy amphitheater of Body and Soul's main stage.

High: A sublime cover of Wicked Game and Hope There's Someone.

Low: The bleeding of music from other tents audible towards the back of crowd.

Quote: "It always surprises me when people know at words." - the ever humble main man.

Verdict: Stripping down his earlier gig, McMorrow stands alone on the stage with only his guitar and voice for company in a cover-heavy set. And what company that is. Once again, McMorrow reenforces his musical prowess. A charming performer, beautiful songwriter and a voice that would stop anyone with a soul in their tracks. The amphitheater filled with a swaying crowd basking in the Irishman's talent, including one guy at the front who was waving a transcription of If I Had A Boat, one of McMorrow's finest compositions, proof that his words resonate beyond the conclusion of a song.

Star rating: ****