Rasputina paid a visit to The Old Rock House on Thursday, July 21st, 2011. St. Louis was fourth on their tour to promote their newest album, "Sister Kinderhook". The tour will finish up in Sandusky, OH on August 16th.
The trio, approached the stage without aplomb in silence and took their seats, tuned their cellos and the rest was a night of bliss for Rasputina fans. To the adoring calls of "We love you, Melora!", which was greeted with a subtle sideways smile, the cavalcade of soulful and melodic sounds greeted the crowds ears. The blistering heat, which Melora Creager commented on, had little effect on their performance although both her and fellow cellist, Daniel DeJesus' skills were madly red-hot, complimenting the intense beating of strings and thrilling voice. Dawn Micelli from the infamous "Dawn and Drew Show" rounded out the trio on the drums.
In between songs Melora quipped her trademark witty statements. "I grew up in Missouri," she deadpanned to the laughter of the crowd. "No, really. I was, uh, born in Missouri." And then she was off, entrenched in the next song. Her ability to get lost and then find herself and connect with fellow musicians in the midst of a performance, weaving back and forth again, is a rare talent reminiscent of the style of Tori Amos.
Ending the show with a Melora-dubbed "duplect" was the final cherry on the crowds sundae, their only disappointment being the lack of encoure.
Tonight was also my friend Ami Amore' birthday party so I had lots of fun with friends as well. Great night!!!
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