Kevin Devine || The Sinclair || 2.6.14
Kevin Devine never disappoints when he plays. He gives the crowd what they want every time, and is always the gracious and appreciative performer and human being. When I arrived at the Sinclair, Kevin was standing at the merch table, selling shirts, talking to fans, and listening to me embarrass myself a bit as I told him, “I’m a huge fan. I love you, man.” He said thank you and posed for a picture with me.
The Sinclair was packed with people, all excited and ready for the show. The opener Laura Stevenson fit well with the headliners, and Into It. Over It was great as well. But the main show, as always, was Kevin Devine. Opening with a classic “Yr Dammed Ol’ Dad,” Kevin was happy to be there and ready to entertain. He ran through classics like “Longer That I’m Out Here,” “Just Stay,” and “Cotton Crush,” along with newer gems like “Carnival” and “Private First Class.” There wasn’t much chit-chat between songs, but there didn’t need to be. Kevin’s songs speak for themselves and tell all the stories we want to hear.
Finishing with an updated version of “Ballgame” (my personal favorite), the night was complete. Kevin Devine delivered again. Having seen him both solo and with the Goddamn Band, he continues to cement his place as my favorite songwriter/musican/human being. I Do Care About Your Band, Kevin.
By Evan Frye