Stromata Tour - Fall 2006

October 20, 2006 - Maintenance Shop - Ames, IA

Set List:

little universe
cut the cord
limits of our love

---solo section---
days of the week
cardboard ladders
darkest hour

---drummer returns---
the dance
on your shore
glassbreaker (from 'london' soundtrack)
four walls (funeral version)

Charlotte Martin - The Maintenance Shop, Ames IA - 10/20/06
review by jules

the most last minute of last minute trips had me on my way to Ames, IA. im glad i went! it was a fun show! a nice venue on the campus of Iowa State University. there was a good crowd, lots of college kids, new ears. some returning ears. it's all good.

there seemed to be some technical problems with the venue speakers and char's vocals cut out in the beginning, but they resolved it. char was very happy to be back in iowa and announced she hadnt been in the area since she opened for howie day in 2003. she wore her camouflage t-shirt for this show. lol. it was all in char's eyes tonite. she was feeling that music, every word, every note. she sounded really great...glassbreaker was a nice surprise, it sounded very cool w/ fern. there was a cool stained glass window as the backdrop of the stage and char looked awesome against that background...made for some lovely photos, i think. char show...that's what this weekend is's always worth it...

amazing to hang out with larry again...and to see randy and heidi...and there was a fan there all the way from England. i believe char said he was a friend of mike gray? i want to say his name was duncan? :) there's a pic of him with char below. (last line, second photo) oh and merch! merch is on SALE! the dvd was only $ edition before it hits wider release this coming year. so get this collector's item while you can...good deals at the merch table.

such a fun show...something about char and the stained glass windows. it was a special show. :D

Charlotte Martin - The Maintenance Shop, Ames IA - 10/20/06
photos by jules