First Aid Kit Review

Samantha Crain and First Aid Kit November 2, 2014
Samantha Crain took center stage with her acoustic guitar as red lights danced atop her jet black hair. She immediately demanded the crowd’s attention with the strum of her guitar as her gentle, yet wholesomely raspy, voice seamlessly filled the room. Her endearing storytelling complemented her heartwarming music as she took the crowd into first gear in preparation for the night’s main performance, First Aid Kit.
All wounds of a broken soul were surely healed by the sounds of the remarkable duo, First Aid Kit, tonight at the Music Farm. The tribal beat of the sonorous bass drum pulsed through the audience like a unifying heartbeat in the opening song, Lion’s Roar. Members of the crowd responded with howls in raw testimony to the music. In their next song, Stay Gold, First Aid Kit alluded to the Robert Frost poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay, as their harmonious voices mirrored the ebb and flow of a mighty river. It would be no surprise if these “old soul” sisters were akin to the illustrious Stevie Nicks with their transcendental tunes and folk rhythms. In the closing song, Emmylou, the sisters altruistically stepped away from the microphones, in what seemed like an act of pure gratitude, to allow their fans to join in singing the chorus. It is in full faith when I say that Charleston will surely “Stay Gold” thanks to these class act ladies.