Ghost Woman Blues

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The Low Anthem

Just when we arrive at Flex to meet The Low Anthem, their tourbus slowly approaches, the driver looks for a place to park and the band quickly disappears in the backstage room of the Flex venue. We are asked to give them half an hour to wake up and eat. Of course we do, since tour life and especially sitting in a van every day and driving for many hours can be quite exhausting. To keep things easy we just head to an old and empty Otto Wagner building on the other side of the Donaukanal with the still a bit sleepy Providence-based band. „Ghost Woman Blues“, the George Carter cover opening The Low Anthem’s current record „Smart Flesh“, is the song they choose to play for us, and as soon as singer Ben Knox Miller starts strumming the chords the band is wide awake and performs a passionate version of the song next to the slighty worn-off Art Nouveau building. Never mind the weird microphone positions, the band did insist on attaching them on their own, which they didn’t take 100 per cent serioulsy…

  • Posted: June 7, 2011
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Nicola von Leffern