I saw her in concert (with her band) a few years ago and it was awesome. Ive always loved the Mummer's Dance, but everything at that concert was great. I concur with your experience.
I worked with Lori McKenna (soundman...shows in Maine mostly) a few times both before and after the Faith Hill discovery. I mean really...Oprah! She was part of the local (New England) scene of some amazing but obscure singer/songwriters in the "unpopular music business" of "folkie" clubs...and really a charmer. Suddenly WHAM...Faith Hill finds her songs somehow, and, as they say, the rest is history. She absolutely deserves it as she is a really cool musician and a sweet person.
Just running throught the threads, this leads to that that leads to this etc... I FOUND this one and for whatever reason was curious enough to check Lori out on youtube and proceeded to listen to them all, preferring her solo recordings most. I love the quality of her songs and her style just hit all my buttons. All I can say is, thanks Bander!
Donjr...shame on you for not carefully reading my post (pearls before swine?...heh heh). Also, I'm gonna see Lori at TCAN (Natick, MA venue) soon. Here's a story for you undeserving bonehaeds...Lori was opening for Kenny White (great NYC singer/songwriter who brought guitar genius Duke Levine along at his Maine shows) at the concert series I mixed in Maine and I told her Kenny was the first opening act I ever saw get a standing ovation (at our little shows anyway). She proceeds to tell the audience that she's so happy to be opening for Kenny who she just heard (from me) got a standing "O" as an opener...of course when she finished her set the crowd jumped to their feet instantly...hilarious, and cool.