Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough

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Violinist Lindsey Stirling is well known for her unique blend of various musical genres, including hip-hop, classical music and electronic dub-step, that are seamlessly incorporated to various dance forms on stage. Stirling graced Dallas, Texas Music Hall with her youthful vibrant energy last weekend. Stirling is on tour with the release of her third studio album, Brave Enough, accompanied by the musical trio, The Federal Empire.

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The Federal Empire enamored the Dallas audience with their catchy folk styled songs. Lively and friendly, the band shared jokes and funny stories behind the songs performed. After an exciting half an hour set, The Federal Empire left the stage to pave way for the main act.

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Lindsey Stirling has come a long way from competing in the fifth season of America’s Got Talent. Stirling delivers a new energetic show that included fan favorites like “Crystallize” and new material “The Arena” and “Gavi’s Song.”  She floats effortlessly through the stage as she played her signature instrument; Lindsey and her violin captivated the audience until the very last song. Channeling her emotions through song, the infectious energy hypnotized the crowd as she and her talented group of dancers graced the stage song after song. One of the biggest highlights was the miniature instruments medley Stirling and her band members Drew Steen (drums and percussion) and Kit Nolan (keyboard and guitar) played. Each with a miniature version of their regular instruments, the trio played through a medley of fan favorite covers that included “The Legend of Zelda Theme Song” and “Hedwig’s Theme” from the Harry Potter franchise.

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The entire show was a visual beauty to behold, incorporating an immersive audio-visual experience with the repeated use of video screens and choreography going hand in hand. Lindsey Stirling is truly one of a kind. It’s an amazing sight to see groups of all-ages, diverse crowds of all backgrounds coming together to enjoy a night of performing arts. Lindsey didn’t waste the moment and shared her story, providing words of courage with the crowd to follow their dreams, advising that rejection and criticism will always stand in your way, but only if you let it. If you ever get a chance to catch a Lindsey Stirling show I HIGHLY recommend going. It will be an unforgettable night to say the least!

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