Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls played to an ecstatic sold out Ogden Theater with supporting acts Skinny Lister and Beans on Toast.

Singer Jay McAllister is from a little place called Essex and goes by the name, Beans On Toast.  It’s just him and his acoustic guitar, but he puts on an excellent set that pulls you in and gets you involved.  Jay classifies himself as a drunk folk singer who, after listening to his music, is a perfect classification.  His songs are catchy, feel good songs; before you know it, you are singing right along with them.

British folk band, Skinny Lister, took the stage next.  Singer Lorna Thomas came out carrying a flagon (a large pottery jug) of rum that they always have with them at shows.  They formed in 2009 by siblings Max and Lorna, who grew up with a folk-singing father, and lent his influence on their musical direction.

In 2013, they added a drummer to the female-fronted band. The now six-piece is growing in worldwide popularity as they are touring with the likes of not only Frank Turner but also Dropkick Murphys and Boy George.

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls were the headliners of the night.  They played a lengthy set, although most in attendance would agree it wasn’t long enough.  The band played many songs off their new album, Positive Songs for Negative People, along with all the classics everyone loves like “Recovery” and “If Ever I Stray.”  At one point during the start of the show, Turner stepped off the stage and over the barricade to sing for a minute amidst the excited crowd.

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