Ghost Light has made serious waves in 2018. The newly formed project from Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang, and Steve Lyons is a force to be reckoned with, wowing audiences across the country with their next-level improvisations and already-stellar catalog of originals. With only 10 months as a band under their belts, Ghost Light impressively sold out multiple shows on their inaugural spring tour, based off of word-of-mouth buzz alone.
Last week, Ghost Light made a stop at Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground, offering up a standout two-set performance amidst their extensive fall tour. The show included Ghost Light debuts of The Kinks’ “Living On A Thin Line” and Radiohead’s “Black Star”, as well as an original debut entitled “Doorway To A Silent Chamber”. The quintet also debuted two covers of Toms Hamilton’s American Babies material, offering up “Weight Of The World” and “Old Fashioned”. For their encore, drummer Scotty Zwang took the stage and sang, “I got something in my front pocket”, from South Park, before the rest of the band joined him to encore Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”.
Luckily for fans, Ghost Light has released another edition of their “Full Show Friday,” featuring their recent performance from Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on November 17th, 2018. Listen to the full-show audio below:
Ghost Light – 11/17/2018 (Full-Show)
[Audio: Jeffery Bowling]
Ghost Light continues their tour tomorrow night at Washington, D.C.’s The Hamilton ahead of shows in Richmond, VA; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC; and Atlanta, GA, through to December 1st. Ghost Light will finish out their fall tour in the South, with performances at Nashville, Tennessee’s The Basement East (12/5); Lexington, Kentucky’s Cosmic Charlie’s (12/6); Cleveland, OH’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (12/7); and Ferndale, MI’s Otus Supply (12/8). To round out their announced plans for 2018, Ghost Light will play the highly anticipated Holidaze, before a two-night run at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads on December 27th and 28th. Ghost Light will ring in the new year in support of The Disco Biscuits on December 31st, at Philadelphia’s Fillmore.
For more information and ticketing, head to Ghost Light’s website here.
Setlist: Ghost Light | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT | 11/17/2018
Set One: Best Kept Secret > Living On A Thin Line# > Streets of Brooklyn* > Living on Thin Line > Boy > Isosceles > Jolene
Set Two: Doorway to a Silent Chamber %, Diamond Eyes > Black Star#, Weight of the World # > **Old Fashioned # > Diamond Eyes > jam > Best Kept Secret
E: Tangled Up in Blue ***
# First time performed by Ghost Light
% First time played
*w/ Boy tease
** Best Kept Secret & Silent Chamber tease
*** Scotty took the stage and sang ’I got something in my front pocket’ from South Park solo before the rest of the band took the stage.
Ghost Light 2018 Fall Tour:
11/24 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC
11/27 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
11/28 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
11/29 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
11/30 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
12/01 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
12/05 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
12/06 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
12/07 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
12/08 – Otus Supply – Ferndale, MI
12/12-12/16 – Holidaze – Puerto Moreles, Mexico
12/27 – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA
12/28 – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA