Live review: Flobots, Teddy Thompson @ the Boulder Theater (eTown)By Nathan Rist | March 28th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Flobots opened the evening strong with tracks off of their 2010 album “Survival Story.” Compared to my last experience seeing them play on the University of Colorado campus for a college-aged crowd, it was nice to see gray haired men enjoying the music as much as the 20-somethings. The following interview, with eTown host Nick Forster, revealed plans to begin work on their third album following the band’s upcoming tour in Europe.
Teddy Thompson has an incredible voice. Helen Forster relayed the story of asking a friend of hers whether it was possible to run off with a voice and whether that would count as adultery. If there is but one shortcoming of Mr. Thompson, it is that he knows just how good he is. His interview was marked with many allusions to his own musical prowess.
The finale of the night brought both bands on stage to sing a unique version of a classic Beatles’ tune that brought out Thompson on lead vocals and included an interlude with freestyling from Jonny 5.
Nathan Rist is a freelance photographer and a regular Reverb contributor. He hails from the mountains of Telluride, but he’s currently studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder.