Thanks to Facebook, my friend and fabulous flutist, Elise Blatchford posted that she was playing a show in Santa Cruz with the Portland Cello Project and Emily Wells. I happen to be in Santa Cruz at the time and knew that my awesome horn friend Leander was also going to be there. This seemed to coincidental to pass up.
So, I found myself at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz with my Portland friends playing a show. I love it when my worlds collide! Before last Wednesday, I only vaguely heard about Emily Wells. Then I heard her sing. She's got an eerie, almost southern-soul voice that is very unique and otherworldly. I loved her music from the moment she opened her mouth! I've attached a video below so you can hear for yourself.
Not only do I love her voice, I also appreciate how brilliant she is with all of the gear that she uses and her enjoyment of unusual sounds. I appreciate her like I do Tune-Yards. Both woman are amazing musicians, loops artists, and have a very unique vision that expresses themselves to a tea!
It was a real treat to hear the Portland Cello Project, a well-celebrated musical group from the pacific northwest, and my friends Elise and Leander playing with Emily Wells. It was nothing short of amazing!!! Thanks for the awesome concert guys!!! <3