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Overcoming Pew-Bum to Appreciate Julia’s Heavenly Notes

Julia Stone live is a treat. But Julia Stone performing live in an historic sandstone church is something else. A bunch of friends jumped in a car after work last Tuesday headed for the popular singer-songwriter’s concert at St David’s Cathedral in Hobart, part of her Heavenly Sounds tour. We were late and a little saddle-sore when we squeezed into a pew with a view to the stage – if you leaned forward and craned your neck around one of the church’s enormous sandstone columns, that is. Initial thoughts were: maybe the church venue wasn’t such an inspired idea – my butt was already heading towards numb and I could feel each ridge of vertebra in my spine if I sat at anything but a right angle. Seriously – the guy who invented pews has a lot to answer for. Then she came from the dark onto the stage in her vintage lace dress, like a pretty moth to the light. She stood there, already swaying, demure and smiling widely. Then, boom. A sound incongruent …