Sunday, August 8, 2010
The Kingston Springs music scene continues to be hopping big time. In one Friday night, we saw three great gigs happening steps away from each other. You had the debut solo gig by promising singer/songwriter Cat Carter at Studio Mills, Calico Trail packing them in as usual in two sets at Red Tree Coffee during their standing first Friday of the month gig there, and the always smoking hot Good Gravy at the Fillin' Station. Had I gotten the timing right, I would have taken in all three (and some people were able to pull that off). But like MeatLoaf says, two out of three ain't bad. I'm still looking for a way to be several places at once...
The next evening, Saturday, was one happening gig at the Fillin Station. The buzz was out on a newly formed musical combination (temporarily named "Duo of Duos") consisting of singer/songwriter duo Mark Elliott and Gary Culley, and the McCarter Sisters, Teresa and Lisa, backed by Chip Chipoletti on percussion and Good Gravy's Tom Good on bass. Fortunately, it was not quite as blazing hot as the last time the group played there, making it a bit more comfortable for the capacity crowd that showed up (and, hopefully, the artists).
The McCarter twins worked very hard to learn a sizable repetoire in a short time, consisting of popular favorites and Mark and Gary's original tunes. The harmonies were tight and strong,as polished as if they all had been together for months. The four are excited about working with each other, and have more gigs planned in the coming weeks.
By the way, this isn't all that's going on musically in the downtown Kingston Springs area. Bobby Pizazz hosts a new songwriter night on Tuesday evenings at the Village Corner Pub and I'll be reporting on one of those in a couple of weeks.