Artist: Kate Voegele
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Angel Taylor
Label: MySpace Records/Interscope
I would have to say that singer/guitarist Kate Voegele has certainly been keeping herself busy because I had only caught her performing back in September 2008 as she supported her album “Don’t Look Away”, and here she was again doing some area gigs and getting set to release a brand new CD. The last time around she performed at The Fillmore NY and tonight we would find her at the more intimate setting of the Highline Ballroom. Given the layout of this particular space, I had to think that her fans were in for much more of a treat. There is a large open floor which allows the fans to get right up to the stage. She would have two openers performing with her in Brannon Powers and Angel Taylor and another highlight of the gig would be that it was going to start a lot earlier than that September show. Here is how the sold out performance went down.
Brannon Powers: I had missed most of this duets set by the time that I had gotten into the venue but had to say that they were playing a very pleasant brand of acoustic music that had the fans who were inside already so we wish them well in their adventures. Brannon hails from Missouri and is the lead singer and guitarist. He is musically accompanied on piano by Jill Powers who’s a performing guitarist in her own right.
Continue reading Kate Voegele @ Highline Ballroom (5/13/2009)
Artist: Kate Voegele
Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: Lesley Roy & Virginia Coalition
Label: MySpace Music/Interscope Records
While it’s true that the music of an artist like Kate Voegele is not something I find myself attending a concert for on a regular basis, I had to admit that I couldn’t resist the chance to give it a try based on the singer’s being a semi-regular on a hit television show and since this was actually going to be the first MySpace Music show that I would be attending. Once I found out that Lesley Roy was going to be one of the opening acts for the tour I knew I wanted to see this one a little more and the event would find me once again at The Fillmore NY but this time amidst a totally different kind of crowd than the ones I am normally surrounded by. Outside of the venue was Kate’s tour bus and it had the whole “MySpace Music presents the Back 2 School Tour” and it seemed that the event was also being supported by the University Of Phoenix, which is primarily known for being an online educator. The line to get in was almost around the block and the crowd was composed of mostly younger girls and a very few guys and I had to laugh because the last time I had witnessed something like this was when the Finnish band HIM had first touched down upon US soil for their gig at The Bowery Ballroom a few years ago. Since I wanted to absorb the whole show I made sure to get in well before the first band went on and it was fortuitous that I did that since Lesley Roy was going to be up first.
Continue reading Kate Voegele @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (9/25/2008)