Chicago, IL – I first had the pleasure of seeing Dorothy perform early in her career when she was doing small club tours on the West Coast, and it’s been 5 years since I saw Dorothy perform last while they were touring for their 2016 release, RockIsDead. Right from the beginning, you just “knew” that Dorothy Martin was going to be somebody special. You couldn’t help but feel it when she performed on stage and her powerful vocals just hit you like a hammer.
Fast forward to 2022 and the band is touring in support of their third full-length album, Gifts From The Holy Ghost, which was released April 22nd. As Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” played in the background, Dorothy Martin, the bands namesake, came out on stage clad in all black leather and dark sunglasses with her powerful, gritty, bluesy vocals, and proceeded to kick off the evening with “Down To The Bottom”, the stand-alone rock anthem single featured in the hit television series Lucifer, before ripping right into “Gun In My Hand” from their first album, RockIsDead.
While the band themselves only played for only an hour, they were sure to hit all of the biggest songs from their full-length albums, even throwing a surprise cover of the Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” that had the entire House of Blues singing along, which the crowd didn’t need any instruction to do as they had pretty much started doing that right from the beginning of the show.
Dorothy covered about an equal amount of material from their full-length studio albums, which included the very upbeat “A Beautiful Life” along with “Medicine Man,” a great ballad ending with guitar riffs and beats being ratcheted up more than a few notches.
The band wrapped up their evening with “Raise Hell” from their debut album, along with “Flawless” and “Freedom” from 28 Days In The Valley before an encore of “Dark Nights.”
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Down To The Bottom
Gun In My Hand
Ain’t our Time To Die
What’s Coming To Me
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics cover)
Rest In Peace
A Beautiful Life
Original Show Date 4/30/22