On Friday, November 23rd, Twiddle kicked off their two-night “Frendsgiving” run at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with opening support from the Kitchen Dwellers. Both bands went above and beyond to support one another, trading sit-ins and offering exciting covers to celebrate the occasion.
Twiddle keyboardist Ryan Dempsey sat in during the opening slot, covering The Band‘s “Don’t Do It” in celebration of the 42nd anniversary of The Last Waltz. The cover came just a few days after Kitchen Dwellers announced their upcoming EP, Reheated, Vol. 1, a tribute to The Band and the first in a series of EPs dedicated to covers.
During their headlining sets, Twiddle impressed the crowd with their original material, chock full of captivating compositions and extended jams. The Vermont-based quartet continued to show their ongoing appreciation for the Montana-based bluegrass sensations by closing the first set with a cover of the Kitchen Dwellers’ “Visions of Mohr”, which featured bassist Joe Funk, mandolinist Shawn Swain, banjoist Torrin Daniels, and guitarist Max Davies. The studio recording of the Ghost In The Bottle song features Mihali Savoulidis on vocals. Toward the end of the second set, the Kitchen Dwellers were once again welcomed to the stage to collaborate on their own “Mountain”. Both bands returned to the stage to perform Twiddle’s “Hattibagen McRat” for the evening’s encore.
You can watch the pro-shot video of Kitchen Dwellers set, and the first two songs of both Twiddle sets below, courtesy of Relix.
Kitchen Dwellers – Full Set
Twiddle – “Blunderbuss” & “Burdens Blooming”
Twiddle – “Nicodemus Portulay”, “Polluted Beauty”
Last week, Twiddle released a live album of recordings pulled from their Friday and Saturday performances at Tumble Down Festival 2018. The 12-track live album, titled Live From Tumble Down 2018 and available now for streaming on Spotify and iTunes, is broken down into two sets, showcasing the stand-out moments from both July 27th and July 28th of the annual Vermont festival, and features the live debut of the “Orlando’s Themed Character Set”. If you haven’t yet, check it out here.
Twiddle returns to the Capitol Theatre tonight with the Eric Krasno Band. Limited tickets remain here.
Setlist: Twiddle | Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 11/23/18
I: Blunderbuss, Burdens Blooming, Every Soul, Carter Candlestick, Dr. Remidi’s Melodium (with Gubb dump), Drifter, Visions of Mohr (Kitchen Dwellers cover)
II: Nicodemus Portulay, Polluted Beauty, Wasabi Eruption, Subconscious Prelude, Mountain (Kitchen Dwellers cover, with Kitchen Dwellers), Lost In The Cold
E: Hattibagen McRat (with Kitchen Dwellers)