Haley Reinhart brings her Lo-Fi Soul tour to Portland, and the audience in return fills the venue and welcomes the former ‘American Idol’ contestant with complete love.
Reinhart’s band came onto the stage single file first, taking their spots and playing a short into to the audience to build the hype further. Haley Reinhart finally walked onto the stage to a screaming crowd, beaming with a smile to greet the crowd and kicking things off with the first song off Lo-Fi Soul, “Deep Water.” Reinhart and her band were in complete sync, performing and feeding off the audiences energy, but all attention remained on Reinhart’s dynamic voice.
Something that’s always been true, but seems to be an even more growing trend lately, is music artists are a product of the music they grew up with combined with their personal experiences. This is reflective of the diverse range of Reinhart’s audience in Portland, which including a variety of age ranges, genders and backgrounds. Lo-Fi Soul takes Reinhart’s inspiration from doo-wop, jazz and R&B, while expanding on the work she’s already done with her existing albums. It’s a cohesive album that shows the direction she wants to take as an artist.
Haley Reinhart’s set leaned heavily on her most recent album, Lo-Fi Soul, while still sprinkling tracks from her previous work and a range of covers. Covers ranged in genre and included tracks from The White Stripes, The Kinks, Elvis Presley and even Radiohead’s “Creep” as part of her encore.
For more information, including tour dates, visit Haley Reinhart’s website.