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[Concert Review] Michael Franti & Spearhead

October 9th at the Overture Center.  Special thanks to www.trueendeavors.com Having performed music for over 20 years Michael Franti is no novice on the stage.  His performance on Saturday night was nothing short of exceptional.  Going in I was curious to see if Franti would play some of his older songs or stick to those from his newest release with Spearhead, Sound of Sunshine.  He did cover mostly material from the new album, and I was a little disappointed he didn’t branch into his older stuff a little more but hey, I’m far from complaining.  My personal favorite was the group’s rendition of I’ll Be Waiting. This track is a little more rock and sounded great inside the capital theater.  Other songs to be covered were Sound of Sunshine, Hey, Hey, Hey, and the best received was, of course, Say Hey (I Love You) which was the show closer.  For this last song he invited kids and seniors onto the stage with him and even enlisted the help of a young girl for the chorus.   Franti has rare stage presence.  He has a commanding aura about him that fills up a room and you can’t help but feel yourself acclimate with it. It’s like the sunshine and positivity shoot out at you from his eyes and you just feel yourself start to smile.  Not only is Franti an amazing front man but this group is filled with remarkable musicians.  Their performances with each other were very natural and comfortable.  I was especially impressed with guitarist Jay Bowman who had some great solos and even better enthusiasm.  Best parts of the show: -There was a packed house at the Capital Theater and it was a huge surprise for those of us in the balcony section when Michael and his guitar appeared up there with us.  He walked around all the way up to the top of the theater and then back down to the lower level to do a little more mingling before he went back to the stage.  And he didn’t miss a note the whole time. -A lot of people would kill to meet their favorite musicians but not many people ever get the chance.  Well for those of us who were at Michael’s concert on Saturday, we were in luck.  Michael jumped back into the crowd after the show to take pictures and give out hugs! Studio M was lucky enough to have Michael & Spearhead stop by.  Check out our interview here!

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