Belle comes to Liberty

  • Andrew Belle performed at the Liberty Event Space Oct. 8
  • Performed acoustic content off his new Extended Play (EP) album, “Black Bear Hushed”
  • One of many affordable concerts to be held for LU students

After missing his original concert date due to flight delays, Andrew Belle finally performed before a Liberty audience Oct. 20 in the LU Event Space.

Belle, whose two albums have blurred the line between indie folk and mellow electronic, performed acoustic versions of songs off his recent EP, as well as older works. The one-man, unplugged act promoted Belle’s new EP, “Black Bear Hushed”, which is acoustic.

andrew belle

Photo courtesy of Cassie Foster

“(…) We just put out the EP last week,” Belle told his audience, with regard to the acoustic set.  “…so you guys are the first people to hear it after the fact and aren’t sitting there scratching your heads and giving me funny looks.”

“We want students to get away for a night and be able to enjoy their friends without the worry of paying high costs for these concerts. We’re thankful that even if we can’t provide all our shows for free, we’re able to bring them at a low cost,” commented Stephanie Ward, the Associate Director of Programming and Promotions for Student Activities.

Joel Kaiser, a former Liberty graduate and front man for the four-piece Glass Oaks, opened for Belle with an acoustic set.

Liberty junior Jackson Evans, who is a fan of Belle, was very excited after the show.

“He’s one of my favorites,” Evans said. “I had heard he was touring with just a keyboard and drum machine, so I was doubtful about his live performances. He didn’t disappoint; his performance was amazing.”

Belle closed out his show with no encore, instead opting to play his final songs as part of his set. He was available to speak with fans after the show.

-Posted by:

Benjamin Lin

bclin@liberty.edu

*Student interview taken from an interview with Liberty Student Jackson Evans

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