Emiliana Torrini

Having just released a new album, Emiliana Torrini set pace across several countries and different continents for a light string of shows. One of her only two performances in the entire western hemisphere happened to be inside the walls of one of New York City's most uniquely designed and calmly atmosphered venues. The Hiro Ballroom is decorated in a traditional japaneese fashion with a variety of textures, tones, fixtures, and artwork. Emiliana kicked off her nearly 2 hour long set with "Fireheads" an upbeat vibrant and heavy groove off her new album "Me and Armini." Without hesitation, the solid backing band dove into a medely of songs from the earlier album "Fisherman's Woman." A sparkle in the evening was ultimately created by the heartwarming sounds of "Sunny Road". Emiliana carries an echanting mistique in her voice which paints the picture of love and loss so beautifully. The entrancing performance ended with "Nothing Brings Me Down" and nothing could bring down the spirits of a couple close friends and me after an amazing experience.

Wed 4/1/2009 6:19 PM