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SHOW RECAP + GALLERY: american authors took their band of brothers road show to boston

Playing feel-good folk rock to an enthusiastic crowd of both teenagers and thirty-somethings, on Tuesday, American Authors made a triumphant return to Boston’s Paradise Rock Club. Having formed at Berklee in 2016, it's safe to say that Zac Barnett [vocals], James Adam Shelley [guitar, banjo], Dave Rublin [bass], and Matt Sanchez [drums] have a soft spot for Beantown.

As charismatic as they are talented, American Authors impressed with a set list of their own hits like, Best Day of My Life and I’m Born To Run, and they teamed up with coheadliner, Magic Giant to perform a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Cecilia. Between songs, Barnett would speak to the crowd as if they were old friends reuniting after years apart, even going as far as giving their fans a phone number they could use to communicate with the band. Additionally, the band performed their new song Microphone from the middle of the pit, inviting everyone to sing and dance together with them.

With songs reminiscent of summertime and a contagious energy sure to get everyone swaying along, American Authors impressed both old and new fans alike. Regardless of which band audience members came to see, they inevitably left with American Author’s discography on shuffle.

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