Singer/songwriter S.G. Goodman released her fantastic sophomore album Teeth Marks in June, and she's on her first-ever headlining tour supporting it now, which stopped in NYC for a show at Baby's All Right on Tuesday night (9/27). Montreal artist Le Ren opened with a solo set of hushed, stripped down renditions of songs from her debut album Leftovers, which came out last year, along with a new song. It was so quiet during her set you could hear a pin drop.
That atmosphere of reverence continued when Goodman took the stage. A self-proclaimed farmer's daughter from Kentucky, her songs pull largely from country and folk, sometimes more rocking (like on Teeth Marks track "If You Were Someone I Loved") and sometimes more spare and haunting (like on that album's next song, "You Were Someone I Loved"). She has an ace backing band holding it all together, and her voice, with its perfectly roughened patches adding just the right amounts of texture, soars above it all.