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Con Brio
Forrest Day
Sat, Feb 18
Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: $28 ADV - $32 DOOR
Ages 21 and Up
Con Brio

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Con Brio

The first thing you notice about a Con Brio show is the crowd. Smiling faces aren’t buried in their phones, but are rapt to the stage. Before a recent club show, a fan base that spans generations mingles and reconnects after a long pandemic layoff. Friends and acquaintances share stories of past shows and festivals and settle on a common refrain: “We’re all lucky to be here.”

 

The band comes out fiery, “Like a party punk version of Sly & The Family Stone” (Consequence of Sound). Horns, guitar, keys, bass and drums get the crowd moving and set the stage for vocalist Sarah Clarke’s entrance. With a voice that’s equal parts Etta James-rich and Janis Joplin-raw, Clarke’s vocal ties the musical room together. Nimble and assured, the band weaves through a setlist that mixes rockers, dance jams and soul (power)-ballads. The arrangements are variably tight and expansive, often breaking loose from verse-chorus form to spotlight the virtuosity of the band and its individual players.