Concert Review: Poetry In Motion Tour

Reggae band, SOJA brought their Poetry In Motion Tour to Austin’s Stubb’s Amphitheater November 17th. With over seven hundred concertgoers in attendance Xiuthtezcatl got the night started with a brief set. Jam band, Twiddle, followed with their genre bending sound including influences from reggae, rock, and bluegrass. Twiddle set the vibe with acoustic heavy songs including “White Light” and “Lost In The Cold.” The lights dimmed as stage hands prepped for the headliner. As audience members squealed, SOJA band members appeared one at a time in spotlighted silhouette performing “Fire In The Sky.” SOJA continued to perform songs from their latest album Poetry In Motion including “Moving Stones,” “I Found You,” and “Tried My Best.” Lead singer Jacob Hemphill brought out opener Xiuthtezcatl to perform “Bad News” a song about climate change. The band made sure to throw it back for day one fans as they performed songs from earlier projects including “Be Aware” and “She Still Loves Me.” SOJA took the time to perform hits from one of their more popular albums Born In Babylon which released in 2009 including “I Don’t Want to Wait,” “Rest Of My Life,” and “Not Done Yet” After an hour and 30 minute set, SOJA members said goodnight and left the stage. With unwavering crowd cheers the band re-emerged for an encore ending the night with “Everything Changes.”

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