Amy Ray and Brandi Carlile at the Fine Line Cafe, Minneapolis (10/24/08) ♥ photo by vu
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Arizona (they're actually from North Carolina) was the opening act; they did a great job warming up the crowd and ended their set with "Whiskey Or Wine." But before they left the stage, Amy Ray joined them to play a song and this got the crowd to immediately move forward.
Amy Ray's band is like an all-star cast with Butchies' Kaia Wilson (guitarist), Melissa York (drums), Julie Wolf (keys) and I didn't catch the bassist's name, but he's from Minneapolis.
After the first few songs, the band is joined on stage by none other than Brandi Carlile! Carlile actually sang backup on many of Ray's songs, including the encores. I suppose she's currently on tour with Amy Ray? Carlile is set to tour overseas in Portugal and Switzerland in mid-November.
Ray rocked out Fine Line to her huge following, who could not get enough of Ray! The crowd was especially receptive to "SLC Radio".
An interesting highlight was when Kaia Wilson sang a song she wrote when her dog, Basket, caught an animal.
Didn't It Feel Kinder is out now on Ray's own non-profit label, Daemon Records. Be sure to check out Amy Ray on tour, all the guest appearances will make it worth your time! Starting in November, Jennifer O’Connor joins Ray on tour, so that should be even better!