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Patrick Watson at Lincoln Hall

Thursday, October 01, 2015 Pearl

This past Monday, Lincoln Hall welcomed a very special guest. The Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson graced the stage, captivating the attention of every person in the room.

Although he's not quite a household name, Patrick Watson is no rookie. With more than a decade of experience under his belt, he and his band have been making music for quite a while now. In addition to getting on the radar of popular indie playlists, his music has also been making rounds on the soundtracks of mainstream TV shows, such as Criminal Minds and The Walking Dead.

The singer's Chicago show was the first stop of his tour. Patrick Watson and his band performed dreamy, live renditions of his songs with a full cast of musicians present on stage. His ensemble included instruments like the French horn, making his performance stand out and become memorable. His setlist consisted of songs like "Places You Will Go" from his newest album Love Songs For Robots. After his encore, the singer ended with a solo of the song requested by a fan in the crowd. He sang "To Build A Home", a popular song he featured on for the group The Cinematic Orchestra.

The biggest surprise of the night for me was undoubtedly the singer's bright and engaging personality. Being a long time fan of his music, I always imagined him to be more of a reserved person due to his soft, airy voice, similar to many of my other favorite singer-songwriters. However, Patrick Watson had a very confident personality, a hearty laugh, and a sense of humor that lit up the room. The singer seemed even more likable than before.

My only regret was not being able to hear all of the amazing songs from his newest album. Luckily, he still has a long way to go before he completes this tour. This means that I might be able to check out some of the live versions of his songs online.

Do yourself a favor and check out song of Patrick Watson's songs! To listen to his album, you can purchase it online, or stream it on Spotify.

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