August 24, 2012

so, Blind Pilot played at my house

On August 7th, the night after they opened for My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses in Kansas City, Blind Pilot hauled ass across some state lines in their sweet blue schoolbus and arrived at my place just in time for dinner. That night they played a living room show for about fifty of us, and I am so pleased to find out that it was recorded so I can share such a special night with you.

Ever since I first heard the richly colorful music of Blind Pilot back in 2009, I’ve wanted to get them in to do an intimate Fuel/Friends show. That Tuesday, as you will hear, was totally worth the wait. The thing that really stands out in this entirely acoustic setting is their voices: the velvety, resplendent way they all knit together. At several points during the night you can hear us just hoot out our zenith of joy, like someone was poking us with a giant electric prod of musical fantasticness.

AUGUST 7, 2012
Go On Say It
Two Towns From Me
The Story I Heard
Just One
Keep You
Things I Cannot Recall
Paint or Pollen
Half Moon
I Buried A Bone
The Colored Night
One Red Thread
Three Rounds and a Sound


Here are also two videos from the night, including one of Tyler Lyle, who flew out from California to open the show. The song he performs (“Ditch Digger”) was partially written at my house back in March, so it was a deep treat to hear it performed there again.

And a final farewell on their bus (which is so very cool inside, Partridge Family-style):

[thanks so much to my neighbor Mike Kimlicko for recording!]


  • Only a little jealous…

    B.G. — August 24, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  • What a treat! I will be downloading this, cranking it up and pretending they’re playing at my house this weekend. Open offer to host Blind Pilot in Des Moines, Iowa any time! :-)

    Brianne — August 24, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

  • Fantastic. How lucky are you? Simply the smoothest vocals that I have ever heard live. I’ve seem them twice. Thanks for sharing!

    John — August 24, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

  • I’ve been in love with them (all of them) since 2008. they are not only fantastically talented musicians, they are lovely people. I have traveled across state lines to see them more than once, and I’ll gladly do it again

    LP — August 24, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

  • oh, my gosh, you did this! thank you, THANK YOU! you know i would have been there. i was really bummed to miss it. this makes it better.

    Heather B — August 26, 2012 @ 9:31 am

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