Folk/Americana songwriter Cory Chisel opened for Norah Jones. On tour to support his latest album, Old Believers, Chisel set the bar high for the headliner. Highlights of his set included “This Is How It Goes,” “I’ve Been Accused,” and, with a nod to the “spirit” of Woody Guthrie, “Tell Me Why the Times Won’t Change.” The crowd ate it up.
For the penultimate song, Chisel’s duet partner Adriel Harris and another band member clapped the rhythm while Chisel sang the soulful, bluesy “These Four Walls.” The audience loved it, and Chisel more than sold himself as a major up-and-comer in the scene. With loud applause and cheering as Chisel closed his set, the crowd basically begged him to come back and play more.