|Strathmore Top Tier, pre-show|
[sidenote: for more info on the couple, here's a recent WSJ article]
We only made it through the first half (two shows in a row will do that to a blogger), but standouts from the set included Hard Times (on repeat now) and Baby Clothes, both off the new album, and of particular note was the simple, quiet chemistry between Rawlings and Welch. Even though the duo's billed "Gillian Welch," Rawlings is as big of a draw as its namesake.
The venue got just a few knocks for being pretty damn stuffy in the top tier, and a little harrowing to navigate to seats. But from what might be the best top-and-center seats in the city, Tuesday's show was something to see.