Joel Stretch plays favourite Starpainter and Utilities songs and new originals


Joel Stretch played to a full house at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday, Oct.17.

Joel Stretch playing a solo show at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Oct. 17. Photo by Richard Amery
 As all musicians do at the Owl, Stretch played inside a plexiglass box. Most of his fans sat masked and were rapt in attention. Some of them were singing along with their favourite older numbers.

 Stretch strummed his acoustic guitar throughout a heartfelt set that included songs from his bands the Utilities and Starpainter as well as some brand new solo material.
 They all fell into the folk, roots/ country vein.

 Some of the stand outs were The Utilities’ “Hang Dog” and “Gasoline.”

 He would up his show with a couple of new Starpainter songs including  “Grocery Store, which had more of a rock and roll sound.

— by Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10:45 )