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Plumb pulsated through Vinyl crowd

By Gustavo White

Atlanta Editor

Atlanta—Pop rocker Plumb rocked the Vinyl.

The crowd was stacked 50-yards deep at Vinyl/Earthlink Live for...Teddy Geiger. Plumb's line was considerably shorter— an intimate audience for an intimate vocalist. The doors were 40 minutes late opening as sound check ran over. But it was well worth the wait.

The Vinyl locale was the perfect setup for the concert. The venue had more of a jazz club feel than a rock & roll hall. There were small chair and tables set up around the area and a bar was open for patrons to enjoy drinks.

The stage setup was quaint and simple with a guitar rack, speakers and microphones all in their places. The lights added to the relaxed atmosphere: plenty of soft red and orange light gels. There was an open space in front of the stage for standing room fans, but it wasn’t used much. This environment meshed perfectly with Plumb’s pulsating music.

The crowd was an older demographic than Teddy's usual high school screamers. Plenty of folks in their mid-20s to late 50s dotted the Vinyl walls.

Plumb, whose real name is Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, came onto the stage to a round of cheers. Plumb was dressed modestly, wearing rolled up khaki pants. The only noticeable set change was the removal of the orange gels in favor of blue ones.

In town to promote her fourth CD, Chaotic Resolve, Plumb stepped on stage and immediately began to sing “Manic.” She didn't move much as she held onto the microphone for dear life.

Apparently, she was experiencing early jitters because she gained confidence and performed her song, “Better.” She added levity to her performance by pinching her fingers just as the song ended.

Plumb’s performance was reminiscent of a harder Natalie Merchant on stage, banging her head yet belting out the tunes in perfect harmony.

During “Rush,” the crowd became transfixed watching the performance. The passion of her words burst through her mouth like a waterfall, it was amazing. She appeared to be enjoying herself and the crowd fell in line.

The majority of the songs off the album deal with strong emotions. In fact, all the songs off the album relate back to the title. According to her press release, the album’s name came about because Plumb had, “resolved much of the discord in [her] life.”

“To me, ‘resolve’ does not always mean ‘fix.’ It may mean that I’ve resolved to accept a certain situation as it is, or I have resolved to change my expectations of a person,” she says.

 

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