Casiostone for the Painfully Alone (live 9/11/2010 @ Hi-Dive)
As previously noted, Owen Ashworth is on his last U.S tour ever as Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. He stopped in Denver last night to serve up one more helping of tunes awash in disappointment, desolation, aspiration, and love. While a little light on early albums (only one song each from Twinkle Echo and Pocket Symphonies), CFTPA nevertheless covered the breadth of a 13 year catalog. Two rare covers also emerged, Christmas in Oakland and John Prine’s Christmas in Prison. Australian trio Otouto backed Owen for most of the show, and also opened with a set of their own material.