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