Sara Bareilles @ the Ryman

Ryan Smith | October 19, 2010 Sara Bareilles @ the Ryman

Hitting her stride on tour for her new release, Kaleidoscope Heart, Sara is as confident as ever onstage.  She has a great band, a great crew, and is having a great time performing GREAT music!!

Tonight, she was on a great stage, the historic Ryman Auditorium.  She felt so confident that she and her band took a chance and performed a song with no mics or sound reinforcement.  The crowd went right along with her as she and the group performed a beautiful, totally acoustic version of Radiohead's "Nice Dream."  It was so quiet in the building as they performed, you could hear the feet of whatever ghosts are still hanging around the Ryman tapping along with them.  Her gamble paid off with a standing ovation.  Well done Sara!

She played all the fav's from the Little Voice as well as her latest CD.  Prior to the show, I was delighted to have the opportunity to get a video interview with Sara, which will soon be up on once edited.  She gave a great "Shout Out" to her band and crew, sighting them as her daily inspiration while out on the road.

She is using the Beta 57A for her vocals and the new PSM900 Personal Stereo Monitors for her and the bands ear systems.  FOH Engineer Trey Smith does a fantastic job of dialing her in!

Thanks to all for a wonderful show and the great hospitality!

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.