Liz Phair's new album, Somebody's Miracle is set for release, October 4 on Capital Records. She previewed three songs at the first of two shows at Joe's Pub, a rather intimate setting in New York on August 1.
Accompanied only by guitarist Dino Meneghin, Liz opened the set with a new song - "Table for one". She also played her title track, the single "Everything to me" and "Closer to you", which did not make the album.
Phair had fun with the audience, some who were having dinner, making sure they enjoyed their meal. She was however forced to rush through her set, as a previous show was booked at the venue, in total she played for less than an hour.
Some fans shouted requests, but Liz played her single 'Everything to me' instead, debating with the audience saying 'Come on, come on, I love my single'.
She also played some older goodies, such as 'Divorce Song', 'Supernova','Never Said', and 'Polyester Bride'. Phair also performed a rare song 'If I ever pay you back' and 'Extraordinary', a track taken from her self-titled 2003 release.
After Liz's Miracle is out, she is hitting the road, touring North America with her full band. Her fling with this acoustic ideology runs until August 26, where she will play the Blue Orchid in her hometown of Chicago on the 24-26.
Writer: Cesco Emmanuel