Review: Anthony Green receives a warm homecoming at Union Transfer on Saturday

Anthony Green | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

Anthony Green | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

On Saturday evening, Doylestown native Anthony Green played a homecoming show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, on tour in support of his third solo album, Young Legs. The Circa Survive frontman brought along friends Keith Goodwin, Dan Schwartz, and Tim Arnold from Good Old War, as well as Brendan Ekstrom from Circa Survive and Dave Davison to serve as his backing band. They were a super collaboration that sounded in top form as they wrapped their five-week  among friends.

The set started with two love ballads from Green’s first album, Avalon. They were songs written about his wife, Meredith; she came on the road with the band along with their two sons, Luke and James. Green then delved into his second solo album, Beautiful Things, which got the crowd singing along to “Get Yours While You Can” and “Moon Song”. The crowd hushed down for the new “Conversation Piece,” so much so that Green thanked them for being so respectful. He then led them in a singalong of the “Anytime” in different tempos: “Do it like you just drank a bunch of coffee! Now like you just smoked a bunch of weed!”

Green’s sincere nature and joyful stage presence made this show one for the record books. It felt like watching a family on stage, and it was clear that he and his tour mates have been friends for a long time. The camaraderie extended to both sides of the stage, which were lined with friends and family showing their support. Green ended the night with songs from both of his other projects including “Seven Years” by Saosin and “Get Out” by Circa Survive. Below, check out a gallery of photos from the show and read the setlist after the jump.

Setlist
Babygirl
She Loves Me So
Get Yours While You Can
Breaker
Young Legs
If I Don’t Sing
When I’m on Pills
Stonehearted Man
Moon Song
Anytime
Plays Pretty for Baby
Miracle Sun
Drug Dealer
Conversation Piece
Dear Child (I’ve been Dying to Reach You)
Seven Years (Saosin song)
Get Out (Circa Survive song)