Joshua Radin’s latest tour made a stop at Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia on Thursday November 3rd. His current support on tour features Philadelphia’s own Good Old War and for this date local musician Tim Williams. Tim is a local Philadelphia native and usually plays in the local bar circuit daily. You could tell Tim plays the bar market because his in between songs banter was on point. From cracking jokes about opening for Goo Goo Dolls to handing his phone to a stranger to record the night, for people to think an acoustic show would be boring, it isn’t. Tim definitely warmed up the crowd for a fun night of acoustic songs.
Up next was Philadelphia’s Good Old War. Even though the set was short, Tim was back behind the kit and they sounded better than ever. Playing about 10 songs of mostly their singles, the crowd was divided. Half of the crowd knew the words and the other half weren’t too familiar with them, but by the end of the set I’m pretty sure Good Old War gained more hometown fans.
A lot of the crowd was first exposed to Joshua Radin from hearing his songs in shows and movies. Joshua has a certain way with writing very soft music, but having impactful words that will move you to joy or tears or tears of joy. Joshua kept the show lighthearted by talking about his songs and their meanings. Most of these almost always ended with the crowd laughing. As I said before, for an acoustic show, the show will definitely keep you entertained throughout the night. Joshua’s setlist featured the features and some new ones from his upcoming album The Fall due out January 27. Don’t sleep on this tour, because it is one fall tour to see this year.