Photos Gallery & Setlist: Sara Bareilles Performed at The Booth Playhouse in Charlotte, NC [May 21, 2013]

Sara Bareilles + Brave Enough Acoustic Tour + Setlist + Photo Gallery + Booth Playhouse + Charlotte, NC

Last night, Sara Bareilles brought her Brave Enough, solo acoustic show to Charlotte, North Carolina to perform for a sold out crowd at The Booth Playhouse.

The singer-songwriter varied her setlist slightly and opened with the more somber “I Just Want You” on ukulele — a fitting tribute as Bareilles disclosed her heart was “heavy” given the tragic events in Oklahoma.  Her performance captivated the audience, who soaked in each word uttered with undivided attention, even as she broke down slightly just before finishing off the song. “Charlotte, we just had a moment,” Bareilles said before collecting herself and launching into “Love on the Rocks.”

It was that type of connection with the audience that Bareilles hoped to achieve by facing one of her biggest fears of performing live shows entirely by herself. Throughout the night she moved from guitar to piano effortlessly, hitting pitch-perfect notes, and even let the audience fill in the gaps in songs (i.e. background vocals, hand claps, and the occasional off-the-cuff joke “Just like my first marriage!!!”) where her band normally would lend support.

The show format in a more intimate venue was a refreshing way to experience Bareilles. Be sure to check out the full photo gallery (after the jump) and read all of our previous coverage of Sara Bareilles here. New album, The Blessed Unrest will be released on July 16, but you can pre-order it now via iTunes.

Setlist: I Just Want You/Love On The Rocks (Benny & The Jets mashup)/Love Song/ Uncharted /(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding cover) /Undertow/ Manhattan/ Come Round Soon/Once Upon Another Time/Let The Rain/Brave/King of Anything/GravityGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John cover)

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5 Responses to Photos Gallery & Setlist: Sara Bareilles Performed at The Booth Playhouse in Charlotte, NC [May 21, 2013]

  1. Jeremy (@wordnrrrd) May 23, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Thanks for posting photos and the set list! It was a truly magical evening. I went with a couple of friends, one of whom was only slightly familiar with Sara and didn’t understand why we wanted to get to the venue early. A few songs into the show he leaned over and whispered “Now I understand.” She’s such a special person, and her alone onstage for 90 minutes made for possibly my favorite concert experience ever. I’m still on a high and processing it two days later. Again, thank you!

  2. Jayvee May 23, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Jeremy, very cool to hear! Took a friend of ours who has never seen Sara live yet. He has always wanted to, but never had the opportunity. During the show, he turned to me several times and was like, “her voice is unreal.” Sara is a true talent — deserves a lot more credit than she gets in my opinion… oh yeah, and she’s funny as hell! Thanks for checking out the site and leaving such a wonder comment!

  3. shannon July 3, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    Is this just a general setlist, or is it specifically from charlotte? I know she didn’t play “undertow” there

    • Jayvee July 3, 2013 at 1:03 am #

      Charlotte — let’s compare notes. What do you have as the set list? Maybe I missed something.

      • shannon July 6, 2013 at 12:19 am #

        I don’t have the exact list, I was looking to find one. Just a big fan that would have recognized if she played a song that went as far back as undertow. pretty sure that was a special occasion for chicago

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