Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The 10 Best Concerts of 2015: Ryan Bingham // Open Highway Festival at Off Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri

Photo by Jason Gonulsen

Somewhere inside where it all lives and dies I know
There lies a heart unbroke in the dark where love still grows
So follow the roads that make you feel old and brand new
If you remain kind yet aware of the signs then you'll know what to do

Ryan Bingham headlined the final day of the 2015 Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway -- a windy, stormy evening that lit up the sky. The venue was at capacity, and Bingham was alone on stage -- just a stool and acoustic guitars.

The result was brilliance. He played "Sunrise," "Hallelujah," and other favorites. But the moment for me was "Broken Heart Tattoos," a song that is essentially lyrics to his (then) unborn child.



The 10 Best Concerts of 2015:

Paul McCartney // Lollapalooza, Chicago, Illinois
Neil Young + Promise of the Real // Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Houndmouth // Forecastle Festival, Louisville, Kentucky
Matthew Ryan // Living Room Concert, St. Louis, Missouri
Taylor Swift // Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Fleetwood Mac // Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Kopecky + Geoff Koch // Off Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri
Sufjan Stevens // Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, Missouri
Ryan Bingham // Open Highway Festival at Off Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri

1 comment:

  1. I definitely dream about going to this party place again. The live music at event space NYC was an added bonus, providing a backdrop for the fun hours spent imbibing, tasting, and chatting up with the breweries and beer distributors.

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