Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cadillac Sky - Jill Andrews @Jammin’ Java

Since we plan to cover Cadillac Sky at next week at Merlefest, we made sure we made it to their Jammin' Java last evening, the 26th. And to our surprise, Jill Andrews opened the evening. We first started following Ms. Andrews after hearing the everybodyfields during their Daytrotter.com session. We were hooked. Sam Quinn and her have since moved on to solo work - and this was our first chance to see her alone. There is no doubt that she has an amazing voice and obviously a relaxed and comfortable stage presence. Her challenge will be to separate herself from the large class of female singer-songwriters who all have excellent vocals. We wish her well - maybe we will catch her at Bonnaroo.

On the other hand, Cadillac Sky seems to have stood out from the crowded bluegrass\americana genre. They band members are personable and put on an entertaining performance and for that reason we chose to highlight them at Merlefest. See our interview posted a short while back and just in time, they are releasing Letters in the Deep in early June. But for tonight at Jammin' Java the band was their typical selves. David Mayfield even entertained offstage - Bryan Simpson was solid on vocals - love Ross Holmes' fiddle - Andy "The Panda" Moritz's bass - and Matt Menefee's banjo. These guys rock - keeping checking back over the weekend on Twitter and Facebook for live updates.

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