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The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger Performs at Iota Club

by ARLnow.com January 12, 2011 at 8:19 am 3,640 1 Comment

Despite the weather and the fact it was Tuesday, a decent-sized crowd jammed into Clarendon’s Iota Club last night to see Sean Lennon perform with girlfriend, Charlotte Kemp Muhl.

Together, Lennon and Kemp Muhl comprise The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. Under low lights, the band performed their dreamy, acoustic folk rock as snowflakes fell outside — a fitting backdrop.

The stage was as bare and humble as the music. Lennon and Kemp Muhl vocalized while playing a variety of instruments, with the occasional commentary in between. The melodies were hard to memorize and the tempo decidedly slow, but the duo’s passion for their craft was evident.

If the audience was as into the music as the musicians were, count it a successful outing.

  • Lee New

    Dear Sean,

    Thanks for a very wonderful time. Your show with Charlotte and CJ was most brilliant and we particularly enjoyed your “cover” version of “Dead Meat” and the two song-encore by Kemp and Eden (“Small Talk” and Lullaby”). You should really consider putting out an album with those two by the end of the year (wink wink). I can’t tell you how much fun it was chatting with you, Charlotte and Eden before and after the show. It really made my night and I would have paid a lot more than $15 for the pleasure. You are a great person, incredible songwriter and accomplished musician. I was also startled by how musically astute (and assertive) Charlotte was from watching you two during the sound check. “I think that’s in A Minor”, “Lower the bass a bit”, “You come in right there CJ” and “Knock on the wood of your guitar twice Sean.” Her bass guitar work was dead-on. Her accordion playing is very accomplished and her recorder solo during the Dylan tune was a beautiful touch. Thanks again for a wonderful evening. I highly recommend that every member of this forum try to make it to one of the GOASTT shows very soon.



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