This was one of those shows that started out on a hectic note for me. I drove up from Boston with my husband and, of course, couldn't find any street parking. Our only option was to hand over our car to an attendant at an underground "no ins-and-outs" garage. As other cars waited behind us, I frantically unloaded my gear from the trunk, swapped out my sneakers for my fancy boots, and grabbed my faux fur-collared stage jacket. I realized too late that I had left my jeans folded neatly in the backseat, so I ended up playing my first ever show in yoga pants, which was... quite comfortable actually. It was the mullet of outfits - stage on the top and couch on the bottom.
At the venue, I realized I was missing some important gear as well. In response to this realization, I did what years of experience in the music world has taught me to do - ordered a whiskey. Immediately after that, my DSLR camera died. Se la vie.
With the help of that whiskey, I managed to carry on with my set. Then like a Brooklyn angel appearing from the crowd, Megg Farrell came to the rescue, jumping in on sound and helping the Snowy Mountain Sisters set up.
As I adoringly watched Megg and The Sisters put on a hell of a show, what started out as hectic night turned into a heartening music memory packed with amazing women doing their thing. The moral of the story is that if you're feeling frazzled, go to our Spotify playlist, pick a woman, and go see her play a show! You won't regret it.
Follow Megg Farrell on Instagram and Facebook. See her next at Bar Velo on December 18.
Follow The Snowy Mountain Sisters on Instagram and Facebook. See them next at The Penrose on December 15. Individually, the band members are making some great work, so make sure to follow Kendra Jo Brook here, Brittany Brook here, and Allison Kelly here. Also, keep an eye out for Brittany and Kendra Jo's original play The Wasp & The Raven, which was workshopped in London in November and will be premiering next year in the US.
Finally, I'd like to give a huge shout out to Skinny Dennis for providing such a great spot for country music in the heart of the city! Thank you for having us!