On Tuesday, April 30th, the co-headlining tour featuring Shovels & Rope and Frank Turner made their stop in Columbia, Missouri, at The Blue Note. While it was unfortunate that the weather took a turn for the worse and was held inside, the fun didn’t stop despite the show being moved indoors.
Indianola kicked the night off with their own brand of raw, Nashville rock ‘n roll. Interlacing their set with swooning vocals, bluesy electric guitar solos, and a high level of energy, they were the perfect beginning to this show. The night continued with Shovels & Rope, the American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina. Their sound can be described as blending traditional folk music with rock & roll, and country. They were able to get the crowd even more involved, grabbing their attention with their music that they crowd couldn’t help but tap their feet to and begin to dance. Both of these acts were a great precursor to Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, as the audience was in for a night of high energy.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls took the stage and wasted no time getting the pace back up from the downtime during the changeover. The set included hits such as ‘Recovery’, ‘1933’, ‘Be More Kind’, and ‘4 Simple Words’. Almost immediately, The Sleeping Souls behind Frank Turner mirrored Turner’s energy and making sure they hit every spot of the stage while moving and jumping around. With this being Turner’s third time in Columbia, the crowd was full of devoted fans singing along to every word. Overall, it was a very fun night of sing-along choruses, high energy rock & roll, and acoustic sing-alongs. This will be a concert that Frank Turner fans will remember for a long time.