Last week Cortney Tidwell held round one of her mini residency at The Basement, and if you didn't make it out, you missed a night of music that can only be described as magical. She and the band pulled out all the stops during an hour long set that mixed up new material from their forthcoming album Son and Moon, along with a few older songs that had been gussied up with a fresh coat of paint. The evening featured guest appearances aplenty (at one point there were ten people on stage), including duets with Lambchop's Kurt Wagner on "Society" from Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up, and a gorgeous take on Don William's classic "I Believe In You." Combined with standout sets from Altered Statesman and Lone Official, it made for just a stunning evening.
She will be doing round two of the residency tomorrow (Wednesday, June 18), this time joined by The Privates and Stone Jack Jones. Even if it's only half as good as last week was, it will still be an utterly amazing show.
UPDATE: Someone should have told me that mp3 link below was busted. It's fixed now.
Cortney Tidwell - "Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Alternate Version)" (mp3) original version from Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up
If you absolutely, postively can't make it (like say you live in Europe), make sure you hit up her myspace profile, where she is currently previewing "Palace" from the forthcoming album.