Live on Letterman: Band of Horses


There’s something in a Band of Horses show that makes me appreciate the group a little more each time I see them. This intimate set they played at the Ed Sullivan Theatre on Monday night, as part of the Live on Letterman series, was another tip of the hat in their direction. In the close quarters of the legendary venue, the band’s charismatic nature and heartfelt songs shone in a 45-minute set that showed off some of their new tracks and old hits too.

The setting made for one of the most delicate versions of No One’s Gonna Love You More I’ve heard. Ben Bridwill’s solitary, stirring voice enveloping the theatre, with only Tyler Ramsey’s guitar to accompany him, is one of those concert memories you’ll want to keep forever in your pocket, and take out when your heart needs a little patch-work done.

 Pics: Jeffrey Neira/CBS

The band played new tracks off Mirage Rock, their second release on a major label. In between the country rock tinges and Southern-leaning new tracks, the solid set from the band was peppered with some banter between the members that showed that their light-hearted side.

As always, kudos to the Live on Letterman series for allowing us a glimpse into the band on the eve of the release of their new album. It was a captivating occasion.


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