Concert Review: TopHouse (Cat's Cradle)

BY BELLA DISTEFANO What. A. Night. TopHouse and Sam Burchfield performed Thursday night to a packed audience at Cat’s Cradle. I w...


What. A. Night.

TopHouse and Sam Burchfield performed Thursday night to a packed audience at Cat’s Cradle.

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the bands backstage before the show, and let me tell you - these are some of the most down to earth, genuine people that I have met. They are so deserving of these sold-out shows, and I am excited to watch them outgrow venues like Cat’s Cradle and start filling stadiums and arenas someday. These guys treat everyone they talk to like they’ve been friends for life.

Only at a TopHouse performance can you enjoy comedy, music, and a reading from The Hobbit. Time flies during their set as they keep you either laughing or stomping your feet and dancing to songs about mountains, the sea, and hands that are the opposite of bad. If I can convince you to see one artist in concert at some point in your life, it has to be TopHouse.

While this was my third time attending a TopHouse concert, it was my first time seeing Sam Burchfield, and he did not disappoint! I’ve been a fan for a few years now, so it was hard to contain the inner fangirl when I was introduced to the band before their set. Again, one of the friendliest guys I’ve met. Sam and The Scoundrels have so much energy and seem so happy to be on the stage. Their smiles are contagious, and I saw some fans in the first row with a grin from ear to ear. When they began performing one of their more well-known songs, “The Last of the Honey Bees,” so many people were singing along. That is one of my favorite things about concerts, when the whole crowd joins in the singing.

This is going in the books as one of my most memorable concerts, and I hope you’ll put it in yours too. Sam Burchfield will be back in North Carolina again this May for ScoundrelFest (May 6th in Brown Summit), and while TopHouse doesn’t have another North Carolina date yet, they have a lot of tour left if you’re up for some travel!
Bella DiStefano splits her time between Graham, North Carolina and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. While home for the winter, she spends her days enjoying family time and photographing concerts while her friends sing along in the crowd. In the summer when she escapes to the island, she works at a marina during the day and photographs portraits and engagement sessions during her favorite time, golden hour. When she isn't taking pictures, Bella enjoys reading, traveling, and creating wearable art.

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