Copeland: Beneath Medicine Tree 20th Anniversary


The Social (Orlando, FL)

On a balmy evening in Orlando, music enthusiasts gathered at The Social to witness a sold-out show by Florida’s own, Copeland. The atmosphere was electric, as fans eagerly anticipated a night filled with nostalgia as the band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Beneath Medicine Tree.

As the lights dimmed, the stage was bathed in a soft glow, and the opening notes of “I Can Make You Feel Young Again” resonated through the venue. It was as if time had turned back, and we were transported to the early 2000s when the album first captivated the hearts of many.

Copeland’s performance was nothing short of mesmerizing. They effortlessly transitioned from one song to another, each track carrying its unique essence and evoking a range of emotions. “Chin Up” and “No One Really Wins” showcased the band’s ability to blend poignant lyrics with captivating melodies, leaving the audience hanging on every word.

“Pope” came next, enveloping the room with its hauntingly beautiful harmonies. The introspective nature of the song served as a reminder of Copeland’s ability to connect with listeners on a profound level. As the setlist continued, the band unleashed their signature sound with “Brightest” and ‘Testing the Strong Ones.” Aaron Marsh’s vocals soared, accompanied by the band’s tight instrumentation.

The band closed their main set with “Walking Downtown” and “When Finally Set Free,” leaving the crowd in a state of awe. The musicians’ onstage chemistry and genuine love for their craft were evident, permeating every note and creating an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.

As the audience cheered for an encore, Copeland returned to the stage for one final performance. The opening chords of “Pin Your Wings” filled the room, prompting a surge of euphoria from the crowd. It was the perfect culmination to an incredible night, leaving us all with hearts full of gratitude and nostalgia.

Copeland’s Beneath Medicine Tree 20th Anniversary Tour at The Social in Orlando, Florida was an extraordinary celebration of the band’s illustrious career. Their ability to evoke deep emotions through their music, coupled with their unmatched musicianship, made for an unforgettable experience. As the crowd dispersed, there was a collective sense of appreciation for the timeless impact that Copeland’s music has had on their lives. For those who missed out on the show, it was an experience that will be remembered for years to come – a testament to the band’s enduring legacy.

photos & story by Jade Pike