For a small number of fans in Philadelphia, this past Sunday (6) was an amazing opportunity to see a once in a lifetime show, as Baroness frontman John Baizley played an intimate solo show at the Unitarian Church. This show also marked the first time Baizley returned to the stage since the band’s horrific bus accident last year that left him with a broken left arm and a broken left leg. Photographer Maclyn Bean was at the show, and filed the following report:
Last night I was lucky enough to see John Baizley play a solo (electric) set in Philadelphia. John Baizley was a last minute addition to this show, as the original headliner, Reign Supreme, had to drop off of the show due to an immediate family loss. The show had a rather eclectic lineup, as Ghostlimb, (a hardcore band from California featuring members of Graf Orlock), was the main support. Baizley played several songs from the Baroness catalogue, including one song he had never played live, Cocainium.
The show was a very intimate performance, and only about 60 people showed up to the gig. John Baizley discussed his long and tiring recovery following the bus accident, and spoke about how he wished his other bandmates were there to play along with him and accompany him. His performance was awe inspiring and beautiful, and the lucky people that were there were overjoyed.
Check out some great shots of Baizley’s performance after the jump.
More photos from the set can be seen here.