Like many of you, I've been following the band Our Last Night for years. Admittedly, it’s been a few since I’ve seen a live show. Truth be told, since becoming so involved with the Electronic Dance Music scene and festival lifestyle, it’s been far too long since I’ve been to a proper rock show.
They scheduled a “Let Light Overcome The Darkness” tour surrounding their celebratory “Thanksgiging” show in Boston for their 15 year anniversary of being a band. Talk about an incredible accomplishment! I wish I could have been in the energy of that show, but instead, I went to their show in my city of Pittsburgh!
Not really knowing too much of their personal lives outside of the band as a whole, it wasn’t until the beginning of this year I really took an interest in knowing more about the bassist, Woody. He has this utterly inviting complexity that he seemingly masters so effortlessly. One side of him is this heavy metal musical background he shares with the band, while simultaneously balancing a light-hearted, free-spirited, peaceful, loving yogi lifestyle. Maybe at first glance of this total rockstar, you wouldn’t expect that and it’s exactly what initially drew me into wanting to know more.
Immediately, Woody’s energy made me feel relaxed and free to be completely myself. The way he’s navigated through life to find his truest purpose was simply lovely to catch a glimpse into.
Post interview and pre-show we enjoyed some Pittsburgh style pierogies at Fat Heads Saloon followed by a yoga class at Urban Elements to support his long time friend, Kevin Paris!
After a truly memorable day, it ended with a wonderful performance by Our Last Night. That show was needed for the soul! I felt pretty nostalgic being in a venue I used to go to quite often when I was younger. Where I’d pray I’d be able to meet the band members after, tell them what their music meant to me, and get a photo to adequately capture the feeling of the night, in full. It felt pretty full circle in more ways than one.
One thing I’ll say about Woody, is, he has a really magnificent way of making you feel like you’re doing exactly what you’re meant to do in the moment you’re in. A beautiful mind, talent, person and now friend.