St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Valley Queen – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – 2/16/19

What is already becoming a busy year, with tour dates already booked till August, St. Paul & The Broken Bones continue to tour and surprise audiences with their live show.  Last year we saw them release their latest effort Young Sick Camellia, and tour extensively in support of it, and 2019 will continue the tradition by hitting large and small cities.  For this string of dates, Valley Queen landed the opening slot and brought their rock and roll sound to the already packed venue.  Led by lead singer Natalie Carol, Valley Queen have a similar sound to groups like Fleetwood Mac and My Morning Jacket, which isn’t a bad thing.  Within their 45 minute set, Valley Queen turned heads from audience members as the band were all thrills and never a dull moment.  With their debut album Supergiant just released, we can expect an extensive tour schedule also, definitely see this band if they come near your area.


With three full lengths now under their belt, St. Paul & The Broken Bones have made a name for themselves by not just being another retro soul band, but something more, maybe even bigger.  Once again, they sold out Philadelphia, and each time it is a bigger capacity venue.  If that is any indication of St. Paul & The Broken Bones progress, I’d say its a good one.  Their setlist was a perfect mix of all three albums, and in prior years, there would be a cover song or two, but it seems St. Paul & The Broken Bones have enough material to fill a setlist without the help of their influences.  However, a new treat during their set is having the drums and horn section jam during GotItBad.  The opening to each show has the band playing an instrumental tune, but it was nice seeing a jam session in the middle of the set also.  With the 14 song set, St. Paul & The Broken Bones executed a flawless show that left the audience wanting more, but they won’t have to wait long because St. Paul & The Broken Bones have tour dates now until the end of the year.  A few in this region, click the link below and get tickets ASAP because like their other shows, they will sell out!

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