A unique show with The Trishas...
Mike Sudhalter | March 17, 2013
The Trishas brought their four-part harmonies to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Galveston on Saturday night.
Somewhere between Houston and the Gulf of Mexico, one of country music's most talented quartets played St. Joseph's, one of the oldest churches in Texas. It was built in 1859 and deconsecrated in the 1960's, so attendees were allowed to drink complementary beer and wine in the pews.
The Trishas, however, created the real buzz with a selection of songs from their first two albums.
They are like the Oak Ridge Boys, except young, female and attractive.
The Trishas balance country and folk perfectly, and they did two seats - one amplified (although you could hardly tell) and then a purely acoustic set that was golden.
The free show was made possible by the Galveston Historical Association, which received a grant from the State of Texas for a music concert series.
All of the songs are rootsy, but perhaps, the bluegrassy, "Liars & Fools," was the best, along with "Til I'm Too Old To Die Young." The latter was originally released by Moe Bandy in 1987, but The Trishas truly made it their own.