Thursday, October 08, 2009
Katie Herzig- Wish You Well
No more wishes.
Priscilla Ahn. Lenka. Meiko. Mindy Smith. Rachael Yamagata. Those are just five standouts among the hundreds of representatives of the new generation of women singer-songwriters. Dozens are staggeringly gifted. How does an artist stand out in such a crowded field? In the case of Katie Herzig the answer is simple- just be a little bit better. Like many of her talented contemporaries, Herzig writes excellent songs and has cultivated a unique voice. What sets her apart is the phenomenal production of her new album Apple Tree. It's filled with surprising flourishes worthy of George Martin. Here's a charming live performance of "Wish You Well." Herzig is currently on tour.
Here's my review of Wednesday's show by Brand New, Manchester Orchestra and Sybris.
Too cold to clap. That's how I felt Tuesday during Wilco's outstanding performance. Here's some rather annoying fan footage.
Misogynistic? Not Mac Lethal! Here's his latest video. And heaven help me, I really like it.
Robert Kirby has died. (Tip via BGO.)
Mercedes Sosa died October 4.
Kansas City Click: I've always been partial to the Bodeans. The roots rock veterans are at the VooDoo on Friday.
Katie Herzig will be joined at Crosstown Station by Barclay Martin on Saturday.
Millage Gilbert plays Winslow's on Sunday.