Faye Webster at Stubb’s in Austin, TX

American singer-songwriter Faye Webster brought Austin, TX a captivating and relaxing performance on her 2023 North American leg of the tour. 

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Faye Webster started writing music when she was 14 years old. Her sound is extremely distinct to her and has been described as indie-folk or alternative country. Her family has a history of being bluegrass musicians and in her music, you can hear a lot of bluegrass or folk elements. In a lot of her songs, she uses a steel guitar which also gives it that country element. In 2013, she released her debut album herself, Run and Tell. In 2017, she released her second album, self-titled Faye Webster, and her career has since taken off. 

Supporting Webster on this leg of the tour is Latin pop artist Maye. Maye has been making music since 2019, which was when she released her first three singles “My Love,” “Tú,” and “Moody.” At 8 PM, Maye took the stage. Immediately, the crowd fell in love as could be seen in the fact that, unlike normal crowds during openers, everyone was quiet and attentive. Only paying attention to Maye. She performed some of her Spanish songs and her 2023 released singles, such as “Kaleidoscope.” During her set, she explained that her name wasn’t pronounced like Faye’s but rather “My-aye”

After Maye’s set, suspense-filled the air as they waited for Faye. She started at a little after 9 PM and opened with “But Not Kiss,” a new single she released during the summer this year. She also played a few of her songs that trended on TikTok, such as “Right Side of My Neck” and title track “I Know I’m Funny haha.” During the chorus of “Jonny Suite,” Faye let the crowd take the reins as they screamed the lyrics at the top of their longs. Occasionally, a guy would come out on stage and help with equipment and Faye introduced him as her brother Jack, so naturally the fans repeatedly chanted “Jack” to thank him for his work.

As we were getting closer to the end of the set, Faye and her band performed a cover of an instrumental Pokémon song “Eterna City.” Genuinely, a song any audience would not expect to hear live. Soon after, she played an unreleased song, “Wilco Type Beat,” that had the fans super excited. Before she left for a break in between encore, she performed “Cheers.” When she came back, she introduced the next song as a dumb song she made which was also unreleased, “Feeling Good Today.” As the night came to an end, she closed with one of her top-streaming songs from her album Atlanta’s Millionaire Club, “Kingston.”

Her tour will close soon in her hometown, Atlanta, GA. Next summer, she’ll be headed off to Australia and New Zealand for another leg of tour. 

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Lauryn is a student studying Mass Media and minoring in Digital Film and Photography at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. She finds her comfort in photography and creating stories out of still images. As being born and raised in the south, country music will always hold a dear place in her heart. If Lauryn is not attending a concert, she is probably trying to catch up on all the school work she put off in order to go to the show.