Sara Bareilles goes “brave” at Radio City Hall


Sara Bareille’s dreams come true as she hits the stage of Radio City during her Blessed Unrest Tour.

Amelia Pacht, Staff Writer

Sara Bareilles, the fabulously talented singer-songwriter whose single “Love Song” launched her into mainstream stardom in 2007, took the Radio City stage with grace and confidence on Wednesday, Oct. 9.  Performing at Radio City is a dream of any up and coming artist.  Bareilles achieved this on the Wednesday night.

The native Californian brought her big personality and talent to New York, along with an engaging opening act, Harper Blynn.  Her spunk radiated out from under her tool skirt and the crowd was happy to take it all in.  The set list was incredible as expected of this wonderfully versatile and inventive performer.

Bareilles made for an even more dynamic performance by presenting each song with new unique twists, as to not make each song sound as if it came straight off of the record.  “Brave,” “Chasing the Sun,” “Satellite Call,” and “Eden” were just a few of her selections that got the audience up on their feet and dancing.

These upbeat songs were contrasted with the heartfelt words she spoke about her father, which was followed by her sweet rendition of “The Way You Look Tonight,” dedicated to her father who has supported her throughout her career.  Her genuine nature came across with every note and quirky dance step, which is really what warrants her playful and genuine reputation.

Sara Bareilles’ great success in recent years can be attributed to both her phenomenal vocal and musical talents, but she would not be where she is now in the world of popular music and culture without her truly bubbly personality and contagious enthusiasm.  The lucky audience in the sold out concert that night had the privilege of experiencing all that is Sara Bareilles. Bareilles is a spectacular live performer, and that aspect coupled with her award-winning singing abilities made for an enjoyable performance.  Her awe-inspiring concert at Radio City is one this die hard fan surely won’t be forgetting any time soon.

To those of you reading this article, whether you may be a faithful Sara Bareilles fan or only know her as the singer of “Love Song,” be sure to check out her newest album The Blessed Unrest that she released this summer, now available on iTunes.sarabare