I woke up way too early Saturday morning and headed to my sweet Madeline's house. If this is your first time reading this blog, Maddie is the fearless front woman of the band Street Change, who also happens to be my best friend. We decided to record a very cute cover video to promote our show at the Rendezvous on February 28th. We love old country music so we chose to cover "I Can't Help It," by Hank Williams. Expect corny, cuteness.
I'm all about girl power; that's no secret. So when my NYC based gal pal, Katelyn Richards was coming to town, naturally we had to set up a show together. Katelyn and I met a few months back when we both had sets at Upper Valley Music Festival here in Franklin County. I caught the last half of her set with her absolutely KILLER band and purchased her cd. It has sense become a permanent fixture in my Ford, and I am slowly becoming a fan girl.
The thing I love about Katelyn is her grunge rock sound. If I had to drop names, I would have to say she is a cross between a female Eddie Vedder, Alanis Morrissett of course, as well as some little bits of indie that keep her sound fresh, but respectively hinting at a 90's vibe. The thing that makes her different from all of the moody nineties ladies is her awesome sense of humor, which comes across in her music and her personality. I love her. You should too.
She released her album, "Have Yours Too," in 2012. When one opens their copy of "Have Yours Too" they are greeted by pink zebra print all over the disc. I love all of the songs, but the ones that spoke to me in particular were the opening track, "Around the Corner," because of its super catchy chorus and the very cool, mystical sounding intro. I also love "Hey, Have Your Too." Very catchy, wonderful imagery. "Yours Forever" the concluding track on the album, is a very clever, funny love song about being an enabler. Her sense of humor really shines through on this song. She is a lean, mean sass machine and you can learn more about her by clicking here.
We decided to co-bill at one of my favorite coffee shops here in the valley, The Thirsty Mind. I love the Mind because they have a lovely, old upright piano. A few of the keys stick and she's very heavy, but she's got character and moxy, so I chose to leave my Yamaha at home. The Thirsty Mind has an awesome wine selection, as well as delicious fancy coffee/tea drinks. I recommend you try their London Fog.
It was a VERY snowy evening. "Flakes of impending doom" fell rapidly upon us as we loaded in our gear. Despite the shitty weather, we have a great turnout. It was great to see so many friends!
Katelyn and I divided the evening into two half hour sets a piece. Katelyn joined me in a very impromptu version on "Goodnight Irene." I sang harmony on Katelyn's original song, "Hey, Have Yours Too." We had an absolutely blast and will be reuniting in the future FOR SURE.
March has me very busy! I'll be embarking on another multi-state mini tour with date confirming still in the works. I'll also be at the Iron Horse with super funky Jesse Dee on March 26th! I just got tickets in and if you would like one, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or just hit me up on some other social media platform!