Carol Kidd Live at the Brunton Theatre, Edinburgh - The Scotsman
05 October 2011The Scotsman
There's something about the combination of the voice and the guitar
that's special - and when it's Carol Kidd's voice and Nigel Clark's
guitar, the effect can be magical. That was certainly the case
on Monday night when they paid a return visit to a venue
which has already had the rare pleasure of hearing this duo play
a whole concert.
turned out to be a great evening - and the Brunton Theatre is a great
place to hear this classy double-act.
Although the auditorium
was packed, the atmospheric lighting and clear views
from all the seats created an intimate mood.
And since the
seating was arranged in a semicircle around the stage, Kidd
was able to draw everyone in and really connect with the full-house
more at home in this setting than she was at her
Edinburgh Jazz Festival gig earlier this year (in the less personal
Hub venue), Kidd confined her patter to vivid tales of
her childhood holidays down the road - and had the audience in
fits of laughter. They were already on-side, though, having
been won over by such gems as the raunchy blues "You Don't Know
Me" and the gorgeous ballads "There Goes My Heart", "Moon
River" and "I Got Lost in His Arms" which underlined not
only Kidd's ability to invest every word with emotion, but also
the sensitivity of Clark's accompaniment and responses.
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