I tutor a French girl on Thursdays who develops a lisp and severe shyness as soon as she starts speaking English. It still surprises me every time how the shift from French to English immediately changes her from sassy to meek and a bit clumsy. I found him all alone at the bar about a half hour before his set was scheduled to start. Oloking Sassy little Nantes looking for you writing his setlist on a napkin.
We chatted briefly, congenially. His real name is Renaud.
When H Burns sings in English, he loses all the soft amiability that whispers through his lovely, aspirated French. By more than one family member.
He convinces without pushing. He gives the listener the space -- to get inside the narrative, inhabit his scenarios, and empathize with the characters he sketches -- all while giving his guitar a smart, harmonic beating.
Typically, the 15th-Century castle that marks the center of Nantes is visible from the back windows of this little bar. It creaked beneath his sneakers when he leaned into the microphone. SasstWives Want Hot Sex Columbiaville
Sitting in the second row of folding chairs, I could see single eyeballs peeking through the window behind him. His guitar was the same shade of red as the walls.Younger Girl Seeks Domestic Sub For Service
This unassuming staging helped bring about the delicious feeling that these songs were being sung, these stories told, for me.
It seemed almost as if H Burns was telling me my own history, but cleverly and passionately enough that I could still Nanfes captivated by it.
He played for an hour straight, taking a quick break halfway through. We heard his entire solid debut album Songs from the Electric Sky -- being re-released this spring on Boxson records alongside some covers of Okkervil River, Magnolia Electric Co.
He stepped back onstage for one encore and bashfully refused a second. He had Nantws out of songs. But that belonging to everyone: Which witch is which?Woman Wants Hot Sex Meggett
I love how an hour of songs played in a hole in the wall can confuse all the categories. Highlights Chocolate Grinder.
We shook hands.