Amy Millan treats the Biltmore to sweet, whiskey-tinged melodies

Amy Millan performing at the Biltmore Cabaret

Amy Millan performing at the Biltmore. Photo by myself.

Even though Amy Millan‘s songs are solemn little tunes about love and loss, they somehow managed to put a smile on everyone’s faces last night at the Biltmore Cabaret. Millan’s sweet, honest-to-goodness personality and her lightning-fast wit made everyone there wish she was his/her best friend. Throughout the night she played an assortment of songs from her previous solo album Honey From The Tombs, and from her new release Masters Of The Burial.

We even got an extra special treat when local Vancouver musician Jesse Zubot got on stage to contribute his mad violin skills and when Stars bandmate Torquil Campbell added his vocals to Millan’s performance.

Back in September, I got a chance to talk to Millan about Masters Of The Burial, her writing process and her continued obsession with death and love. You can read it HERE.

Here is a video of her performing “Skinny Boy” (one of my personal favourites) off of 2006’s Honey From The Tombs. The quality isn’t great, so I apologize. I really need to get myself one of those awesome Flip cameras.

I’m also including Masters Of The Burial track—and Death Cab For Cutie cover—”Into The Dark” below.


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