Not only did Maggie Rogers sell out her first night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium but she also hosted fans to a packed second night, playing the historic venue Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The folk-pop, singer-songwriter is on tour in support of her album Heard It in a Past Life which was released earlier this year.
Many fans came dressed in flowing bohemian clothes, high-waisted flare jeans, and jumpsuits to match the style of their idol.
Rogers herself performed in a satin white jumpsuit with a sheer cover-up that she used as she danced and jumped around throughout the night.
The first thing she wanted her audience to know was that they should be moving, too. “I’m giving you permission to have a release,” she said encouraging fans to dance and feel the music, “enjoy it.”
Rogers is a wonder to watch perform. From a physical standpoint alone, you have to wonder how she manages to dance non-stop without her vocals suffering, let alone with them sounding flawless as they did at her performances in Nashville. Anyone that attends a Maggie Rogers show will have much higher expectations for the next performer they see.
Taking a moment to address the magnitude of playing at the Ryman Auditorium, also known as the “Mother Church,” Rogers explained, “We’re in a spiritual place and music is the most spiritual thing I’ve got.” However, it was clear Rogers isn’t only passionate about music. She also took a moment to address several social causes that are a part of her tour. She encouraged everyone to register to vote and participate in politics.
With several tracks from Heard It in a Past Life getting significant play like “Alaska,” “On + Off,” and “Light On,” fans were easy to hear singing along. She also performed a new song she just started playing on tour “I’m Gonna Love You for a Long Time,” which she told the audience she wrote for her friend Lisa about the importance of enjoying the time you have with those who are most important to you.
For those who missed out on catching her in town this time, she’ll be back soon opening for Kacey Musgraves at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, October 25th.