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Sarah McLachlan’s Love Letter to the Road: Exclusive Photos

The singer-songwriter walks us through her big night in L.A.

Sarah McLaughlin

Catie Laffoon

On June 28th, Sarah McLachlan played two sets at L.A's Greek Theatre, mixing hits like "Sweet Surrender," "Angel" and "I Will Remember You" with a few tracks – "Flesh and Blood," "Brink of Destruction" – from her recent Shine On. During her encore, she played the ukelele, and after answering questions fans had dropped into a hat, she even went behind the drums. Catie Laffoon was there to photograph the evening, and later on, McLachlan added captions to a few of the best shots.

Catie Laffoon

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"Speaking of industry, this is myself, David Foster and Mike Rittberg from Verve, right before the show started. David, I think, was, as usual, saying something mildly inappropriate – he always makes me laugh as he has no edit button. At that point, I think I was not fully hearing what anyone was saying as my head was already onstage."

 

Catie Laffoon

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"We are in the band’s dressing room now, waiting for the call to say time to go. We always try and get a few minutes together, just to connect and be silly. This is Jon Evens, my bass player, and I think Curt (off-frame) is telling some dirty joke to lighten the mood. This shot reminds me of how much I enjoy these guys both on and offstage."

Catie Laffoon

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"Right before we start every night, we all take a minute to connect. Though Curt is not in the shot, he is there just out a frame. The fists (bones) came from my girls, who are constantly coming up with new ways to deliver this new form of greeting. I love this moment before we go out, all of us united in a common goal, to put on a great show, to do our best."

Catie Laffoon

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"This is me at the piano playing 'Adia.' I love our set and the vibe of the show, which is part-church and part-backyard. Brent, our lighting and stage designer, is amazing, and I wish I could sit and watch the show because I can't see most of it when I'm playing."

Catie Laffoon

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"We are playing 'Building a Mystery.' I'm playing a lot more guitar on this tour. I love the colors and the mood in this shot."

Catie Laffoon

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"This is in the dressing room after the show. It's L.A. so there are a lot of people that I know, and I typically see everyone after the show when I'm more relaxed and the pressure is off. This is Sean O'Lochlin, who did most of the arrangements for my symphony tour, and his mother. I can't remember what we were talking about but it was obviously funny."

 

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