I hadn't heard much about Kelsey Waldon before this show, but I did like what I had heard of her on NPR. She's got a voice right between Alison Krauss and Loretta Lynn, with the perfect amount of Kentucky twang to straddle the line. Her song "All By Myself" deserves to be put in the pantheon of the country-ish category of "men, who needs them?" songs like Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," The Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl," and, of course, Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'." It's no wonder she made that song her last of her set.
Her set was phenomenal, though not long enough. Her voice really is a perfect voice for folk-country, and she straddled the line between bluegrass and country perfectly.
You can find her here!
Girls, Guns, and Glory
These guys are a down-to-earth country band, just going from show to show, playing their way with a sound that is vintage Hank Williams. (The good one, not his crap son.) Their sound is perfect for an intimate venue like Gypsy Sally's, and they filled the room with country perfection.
Halfway through their energetic set, they took a small break to go one-mic acoustic, and the set got a folksy vibe before they went back to electric instruments to close the show strong.
You can find their upcoming tour dates here, and they're with Kelsey Waldon through the end of the week.
'Til next time... keep on listening, keep on singing, and keep live music alive.