David Mead made a stop at The Pour House last night while on tour for his latest album, Tangerine. Once again appearing solo, Mead played a sampling of songs from the new album, including "The Trouble With Henry," "Chatterbox," "Fighting for Your Life" and "Hallelujah, I Was Wrong," on the piano, electric guitar and, yes, ukulele. He notably left the acoustic guitar at home this time, something he's seemingly been phasing out in his live shows.
The crowd has grown considerably over Mead's last three performances in Raleigh, from just a dozen or so a year ago to the crowd of 40+ that showed up last night. Keep an eye out for future performances, he usually pops into town every four months or so.
Though I would still love to see him with a band — you have to go to Nashville, New York and Boston to do that — Mead never fails to put on a great show.
Opening was Cole Guerra, a performer from Durham who also happens to have a new album out, Scarves and Knives. Check him out at www.myspace.com/coleguerra.