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Sleepover Show #111: Cate Le Bon
We knew that we would need to find somewhere different to film the Welsh songstress Cate Le Bon when she was in Boston. Set to play at TT the Bear’s Place later that night, we stopped by Rodney’s Bookstore just up the street, and they kindly obliged. Nestled in the back corner of the shop in the paperback fiction section, the musician set up her small amp and smiled. She began to tune her guitar while singing softly and we were immediately disarmed by her ethereal voice.
Le Bon purportedly writes in the dark and, while such a thing may be evident in some of her more somber lyrical moments, in person she is lovely and her songs seem almost to float in the air after she is through playing. Fold the Cloth, the lead single off her latest album, CYRK, is a good example. Here, stripped of the percussion and reverb, the song still manages to retain its atmosphere, with Le Bon’s guitar only aided by a little Vox amp.
After a short while we finished up our session, and walked with Cate and crew back to their tour van so they could load in for the show that night. We bid farewell just as the sun was going down, glad to have been able to capture her voice as it drifted through the stacks of mystery novels.
First up, Fold the Cloth:
Next, a requested song in Welsh, Hyw Heb Farw:
Finally, Through the Mill: