Mellow acts tend to put on even mellower live shows. As pretty as bare bones acoustic sets are, they often get swallowed by venues larger than the average coffee house, prompting the more than occasional yawn from concert goers. The most successful live shows from calmer musicians occur when theyre smart enough to mix up or beef up the arrangements, adding that extra kick needed to bring down the house with an acoustic jam. Tuesday nights Pete Yorn show at Park West featured two singer-songwriters who represented both ends of this spectrum.
August 6, 2009