Photos and review by: Blanton Leigh
Arlie and his Angels made their way to the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC, along with Whitehall and The Sewing Club on February 7, 2023 on this stop of the Arlie’s Angels tour.
I was thrown off when I first entered the venue, having shot there a couple times before I thought I kind of knew what I was walking into, but to my surprise the Neighborhood Theatre has another stage, one I was not prepared for, but once everything started I was taken back. Back to where I first discovered my love of concert photography in Nashville, shooting at smaller venues and bars, this whole show, from the opening acts to the closer, I got reminded why I love doing this. Although I should say, all three bands, with a specific shoutout to Arlie, all belong on the main stage, and I can’t wait to be there when they are.
These are the kinds of bands I love to cover, and why I wanted to do this in the first place, seeing people do what they love, and leaving everything out there on the stage. If I had to narrow this down to one word, it would be electric. Arlie himself is a very gifted performer and vocalist, as soon as he stepped on the stage I couldn’t take my eyes off of him, and it wasn’t just the wings. The talent he and his band have is nothing short of spectacular, and I would gladly see them again, hopefully in a larger venue where they belong.
I even had the privilege of meeting a few of the band members after the show and they were all so nice, and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the experience. Great music, great people who love what they are doing and doing it exceptionally.
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