Other performers that night included Standard of Living (never heard and actually didn't get to see this first group perform), Scott Harris (also never heard, but he was actually really really good, need to remember to look him up some time), and Hilary McRae (her name rung a bell, but turns out I've never heard her songs; was more of a soulful singer but needs major improvement on connecting with her audience; loved her songs though and reminded me of Sara Bareilles' voice..."Head underwater and they tell me to breathe easy for a while..."). All the acts were surprisingly talented (to me) and way better than those Latin indie acts I saw last week. It also helped that these kids actually played their instruments. Then of course Teddy came out and rocked it. He sang like 20 songs in an hour and half, maybe more, I lost count. The kid took like a 2 min break in between all that so major kudos to him and his stamina. Apparently he recorded 33 songs which are all up on his site and fans can vote on their faves/create their own album. Then the best picks will make it onto his next album due out sometime this fall.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Me and My Teddy
And because it wasn't enough for me to jam my lunch hour away to showtunes, I met up with a grad school friend to see Teddy Geiger ("For You I Will (Confidence)") perform at the Bowery Ballroom. I remember she and I drove from Syracuse to Rochester for their Lilac Festival two years ago just to see him play. I hadn't heard much from or about Teddy since and was surprised he was still playing. But she really wanted to go, and I'd never been to the Bowery before, so I agreed to go.