Each week from now until the show, we will be unveiling four different Frederick Playlist Presents … sessions – one for each band appearing at the Weinberg Center in downtown Frederick on Thursday, February 19 (tickets, remember, are on sale now). All performances were recorded at our top-secret hideaway, somewhere within the depths of the Frederick News-Post facilities, where the paper rolls are many and the smells of cake (or something like that) circulate the air with abandon.
First up? Check out Ryan Nicholson, the lead singer for the band Heavy Lights. Not only does he look amazing, but he was also kind enough to offer up three – three! – different performances of three different songs! The top performance is an acoustic take on 2014’s Song Of The Year (according to Frederick Playlist, at least), while the next go-around features their track “A Family Familiar.”
Finally, he was then gracious enough to close things out with “The Best Selling Show,” complete with a story about what went into the the writing of the song. Dig what you hear? All of these fine pieces of musical composition can be found on the band’s latest record, “Mad Minds,” and all of these fine pieces of musical composition will be fine pieces of musical composition that you can hear live and in color – full band in tact, mind you – on Thursday, February 19, at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Did we mention tickets are on sale yet? That’s right. We did. Just checking.
Anyway, carve out 15 minutes and spend some time getting acquainted with the wonderful Mr. Nicholson, friends. He’s never let a single soul down (or, at least, so he tells us), and he promises to make you swoon. Because, duh. As always, a big tip of the hat goes out to the indomitable Graham Cullen, who helps man the cameras during these things. You can follow him on Twitter here.
Oh, and one more thing: Did you notice the date? That’s right. All of this awesomely awesome awesomeness goes down exactly one month from today. Happy Monday!