I already knew prior to attending last night’s My Brightest Diamond performance at the White Rabbit that Shara Worden’s voice is a national treasure. But now that I’ve seen first-hand the multi-faceted, balls-to-the-wall performance, I can say without qualification that My Brightest Diamond needs to be on every music fan’s must-see bucket list. I’ve never seen a performer put everything out on stage in such an intense, honest performance where it was abundantly clear nothing was left in the bottle at performance’s finish. It’s hard to fathom where Worden even gets all that energy. Performing in a three-piece setup with bass, drums and her own guitar and loops, everything was there to provide a backdrop for that stunning voice. And it was her voice which shone the brightest, whether on a fiery cover of “Feeling Good” to her showstopping rendition of the classic “Inside A Boy.”
For those of you who weren’t there, check out the live videos below for “Inside A Boy,” as well as three songs off her latest album This Is My Hand, which was released by Indiana’s own Asthmatic Kitty label. Though this is the next best thing to being there, if Worden announces another My Brightest Diamond show in Indianapolis next year I urge you to see it for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!
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MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND – “I Am Not The Bad Guy”
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND – “Inside A Boy”
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND – “Lover Killer”
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND – “Resonance”