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Around one hundred and fifty people sat in the pews at the Central Presbytarian Church as Butch Walker took the stage last night, but they did not stay seated for long. The singer-songwriter stepped out onto the altar solo and took his place behind the piano.
Walker kicked off the set with “ATL”, a moving piano ballad about a man who comes home from war and has to readjust to living in regular society. A drummer, guitarist and bassist joined Walker for the rest of the forty minute set and the audience rushed to the small amount of floor in front of the stage.
“I can’t wait to tell my mom I played in a church. She’ll be so proud! I can’t call her right now though, she’s in bed,” Walker told the crowd in his Atlanta drawl. He played three new tracks and taught the audience the chorus so that they could sing along. Other highlights include “Going Back/Going Home”, “Closer To The Truth and Further From The Sky”, “Closest Thing To You I’m Gonna Find”, “Synthesizers” and he finished the set with “The 3 Kids in Brooklyn”.
Jake Sinclair, the bassist from Walker’s band Butch Walker and the Black Widows, played along side Walker but unfortunately was the only Black Widow present.