Steven Foord plays new music at Owl Acoustic Lounge


Owl Acoustic Lounge co-owner Steven Foord  made a rare appearance on The Owl  stage, Saturday, July 30.. He was backed by drummer Brad Brouwer and bassist Paul Holden .


 He also played the Upside Downtown concert Series, July 28 outside Casa, but I missed that, so I was glad to have caught him at the Owl Acoustic Lounge.


Steven Foord played some new music at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, July 30. Photo by RichardAmery

 I missed an opening set by Tyson Ray Borsboom.


 Foord was tuning up as I arrived.


 It’s been a while since I saw him perform, so he had a lot of new, hypnotic, haunting, acoustic music.


 He started his set playing banjo on an old favourite  about zombies attacking a church called “ God‘s Not Coming.”


 He sang into two microphones for some of the more spooky numbers.


He continued in the dark gospel vein before singing a few new songs including the outstanding “Dragons of the Prairies ” about horses for which he switched to guitar.


 Another highlight was a new song about “the first time I administered Naxalone to a person.”


 Holden switched to electric bass for the last couple of songs including Foord’s haunting version of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 October 2022 16:43 )