XPNFest Recap: Caitlin Rose made a charming appearance on the Marina Stage

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Caitlin Rose | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Caitlin Rose | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

With raindrops beginning to drizzle down, Nashville’s Caitlin Rose brought us a strong dose of imaginative country rock ‘n’ roll on the Marina Stage.  Backed by Los Colognes from her hometown, Rose played songs from her 2014 LP The Stand-In, along with a pair of covers and old favorite.

Heavy on themes of love and heartache, Rose’s playful demeanor and outgoing banter with the crowd gave the set a laidback and breezy feel.  So did her song “Only a Clown,” which she described as being about a clown that wore a wife-beater and kept the kids occupied at the parties her parents used to go to.  Stand out songs included a cover of The Deep Vibration’s “I Was Cruel,” bouncing set closer “Shanghai Cigarettes” (taken from 2010′s Own Side Now) and a poignant rendition of “Dallas” by The Felice Brothers.  Check out photos and the setlist below, and listen back to the audio here (via the WXPN media player).

Caitlin Rose | photos by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Setlist:

No One to Call
Spare Me
I Was Cruel
Waitin on a Broken Heart
Dallas
Only a Clown
Shanghai Cigarettes

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