Music Trumps Politics When Fruition Comes To Town

Friday had a somber start to the day due to Inauguraton Day, but Fruition brought the medicine of music to Columbus Ohio to cure everyone’s political ills and turned frowns upside down. Woodlands Tavern was filled with music lovers as additional music was provided on the bar side before Fruition’s set by the Fox N Hounds & Erika Hughes and the Well Mannered.

Fruition is based out of Portland Oregon and has been entertaining music fans to their blend of folk, rock, americana, soul & bluegrass styles of music since 2008. Jay Cobb Anderson (lead guitar), Mimi Naja (mandolin & guitar) & Kellen Asebroek (guitar & piano) all share vocal duties & harmonies while Jeff Leonard (bass) & Tyler Thompson (drums) round out the rest of the band. Opening with “Lay Down Blues” off their Holehearted Fools Ep, Fruition took the audience on a musical journey covering many different genres of music. You could feel the musical bond between Jay & Mimi as they fed off of each others energy throughout both sets. Their most recent release Labor of Love was showcased throughout both sets as 9 of the 10 songs were performed. Highlights in the first set included “Labor Of Love”, Bonnie Raitt’s “Love Sneaking In” & the set closer “Ohio>Fire>Ohio”. After a quick break, Fruition returned for a second set. Every one was having so much fun that the songs became a blur as the music took over. Highlights from the 2nd set included “Santa Fe”, “Somehow Someday Someway”, “Mountain Annie” & a killer version of Led Zeppelin’s “Hey Hey”. Returning for an encore, Fruition did “Meet Me On The Mountain” and got the whole crowd singing along to Buffalo Springfield’s “For What Its Worth”.

It was a long day. Until the music started, everyone seemed too be dragging from political activities from earlier in the day. Fruition showed that music is the best medicine to cure our political blues and lift us out of the funk by putting their energy into their music. It was just what the doctor ordered.

Set List at bottom of page.

Here’s a link to all the photos published from the show:

Posted by Tom Wickstrom on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Set List-Set 1

  • Lay Down Blues
  • Blue Light
  • I Can’t Stop
  • I Don’t Mind
  • Never Again
  • Early Morning Wakeup
  • Love Sneakin’ In (Bonnie Raitt)
  • Drowning In You
  • What Is It
  • Labor Of Love
  • Above The Line
  • Fire > Ohio > Fire

Set 2

  • There She Was
  • Santa Fe
  • Falling On My Face
  • I Should Be
  • Just One Of Them Nights
  • Boil Over
  • Hey Hey (Led Zeppelin)
  • Beside You
  • Somehow Someway Someday
  • Get In
  • Mountain Annie
  • Whippoorwill
  • The Way That I Do
  • To The Band
  • The Meaning


  • Meet Me On The Mountain
  • For What Its Worth (Buffalo Springfield)

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