On November 22, acclaimed singer-songwriter Elle King performed at the Beacon Theatre in the heart of New York City, as part of "The Ministry Tour." The songstress was dressed in an eloquent gold dress, as she was backed by a full band. She is the daughter of veteran actor and comedian Rob Schneider.
King's elaborate set-list at the Beacon
She kicked off her set with "Last Damn Night," where she showed some attitude. It was followed by the banjo-driven and up-beat tune "Good for Nothin' Woman." With the exception of a few cover songs, all of the material that she performed was from her debut studio album, "Love Stuff," which was released last year on the record label, RCA Records, where she either wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks on that CD.
"Good to Be a Man" displayed her crisp, rich voice and her sassy songwriting. She followed it up with the spitfire "I Told You I Was Mean." King tipped her hat to the late "Man in Black" Johnny Cash by performing an acoustic yet bluesy version of "Folsom Prison Blues."
"Chain Smokin, Hard Drinkin, Woman" was bluesy and raspy. It was great to hear her accompany herself on banjo on the sultry ballad "Kocaine Karolina." She concluded her set with a distinct over of The Beatles' "Oh! Darling," as well as her breakthrough single "Ex's & Oh's," which was the song that everybody wanted to hear, and it was met with a raucous response.
New York wanted to hear more King
For her encore, King returned to the iconic Beacon Theatre stage to sing her infectious radio single "America's Sweetheart," where everybody was clapping along to the RCA songstress, as she allowed the audience to sing along with her on the chorus.
In summation, Elle King put on an entertaining headlining show at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Her songwriting was raw and authentic, and she was not afraid to showcase her vulnerability as a singer-songwriter on the Beacon Theatre stage. Her #Music encompasses elements of pop, rock, blues, country, adult contemporary, soul and alternative. Her live show earned an "A-" rating. #NewYork #concerts