So there I was: downtown, hanging, killing beers on the porch of an unnamed downtown bar with a large outdoor smoking patio (yeah, you can probably guess which one) after sipping beers at an early Mood Area 52 show (see last post) when I bump into some friends, one of which is one Sam AKA Beefcake The Piano Truck guy, and they ask if I’m going to see Jessie Williams at the goat. “Am now” says I, being the down for fun (especially if I’m already drinking) sorta guy that I am, all the while having no idea who Jessie Williams is.
Jessie Williams, it turns out, is a folk/americana artist from AZ, who is kinda awesome, and I have a sneaking suspicion was as drunk as I was, though it didn’t seem to hinder her performance one bit.
Super blurry video cuz I was drunk and MAY have put a fingerprint on my lens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxqCP318ZNY&feature=relmfu
After Jessie was a Ari & Her Banjo. Ari is a quiet girl with a big voice, and all she needed to hold the crowd was her voice and a banjo. Pleasantly surprised, I killed another pint and enjoyed her set.
Josue Kinter followed with his own charming brand of freak folk, accompanied by a saw player. Sadly, I only got to stick around for a few brief tunes before getting distracted by a sidequest (coincidentally it involved more drinking) and missed the last couple acts. Sorry guys :(
Jessie Williams: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-Williams/136163229771954
Ari & Her Banjo: http://soundcloud.com/ariariari
Josue Kinter: https://www.facebook.com/HoThaFortuneCookie
More pics of these artists and others: https://www.facebook.com/ExiledZine