Show Review & Photos – Sharon Van Etton in Atlanta, 10/27/12

It’s been about six months since Sharon Van Etton and band visited Atlanta, but not much has changed about their act. She played with the same backing band and delivered a setlist almost identical to the one from her April 2012 show. That’s not a complaint – if it ain’t broke…

The big difference this time was the venue. Atlanta’s newest concert hall, Terminal West at King Plow, is quickly becoming a favorite of music lovers and music performers. The sound was great, the lights were gorgeous, and the room was spacious. Van Etten and friends were on a much larger stage than the one they shared at The Earl in the spring. However, it didn’t compromise the rapport they had with their audience.

Sharon has a knack for joking between songs, making observations about fans in the crowd (this time she commented on a “cute sweater” and an “excited couple”), and keeping a constant smile throughout. The relationship she creates with her listeners only amplifies the intimacy of her songs. You feel her pain in “I’m Wrong” and want to go on the offensive with her in “Serpents.”

I’m willing to bet most of those at the show will be back in six to nine months when she returns on another tour. The setlist may change but Van Etten’s charisma will not. Here’s hoping the venue doesn’t change either.

Scroll down for a list of upcoming US tour dates where you can catch her and Damien Jurado.



  • All I Can
  • Warsaw
  • Save Yourself
  • Peace Signs
  • Kevin’s
  • Leonard
  • Magic Chords
  • Much More Than That (solo)
  • Don’t Do It
  • Give Out
  • Serpents
  • I’m Wrong


  • One Day
  • Love More

Fall 2012 Tour Dates

Thu. Nov. 1 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds %

Fri. Nov. 2 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival

Sat. Nov. 3 – Dallas, TX @ Trees %

Sun. Nov. 4 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone %

Mon. Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird %

Wed. Nov. 7 – Chicago, IL @ Metro %

Thu. Nov. 8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom %

Fri. Nov. 9 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom %

Sat. Nov. 10 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground %

Sun. Nov. 11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise %

Thu. Nov. 15 – New York, NY @ Town Hall

% with Damien Jurado
^ with Damien Jurado, Crooked Fingers, John Vanderslice