Rue Claire sings the Americana Songbook

First St Café, Benicia, January 23 2016

First St Café, Benicia, January 23 2016

Last night, we performed our first ever real live gig! 

Of course, we've sung in public before, but never more than three or four songs at a time.  So when Kevin Radley, host of the Americana Songbook series at the First St Café, invited us to perform a 45-minute set, we were thrilled.

Ably assisted by our friend in music, Loren Dummett, we put together a program of twelve songs (plus a cheeky encore) comprising a mix of a cappella and non-aca songs, and featuring covers of songs by artists like the Wailin' Jennys, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Tom Petty and the Everly Brothers.  We also sneaked in a couple of original songs penned by our own Tall Claire.

It was a wonderful experience.  The venue was PACKED with RC friends and family and the program was very warmly received.  We even got a Standing O at the end!

We want to thank everyone who came out to share the evening with us - as well as the people who coached and encouraged us on the journey - especially Paul, Beth, Diane & Alex.  It's a memory we Sista Claires (and Brother Loren) will treasure.  We are excited and inspired to explore more live performances, new arrangements and more original music.  More soon! xxx