Katy Guillen & the Girls / Jack Oats / Riley Pinkerton
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00am
Wednesday, August 24 / 8pm / $10
Katy Guillen and The Girls, out of Kansas City, MO, formed in September of 2012. The blues influenced roots rock trio is made up of Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums). The group’s sound is characterized by Guillen’s searing, lively guitar licks; Williams’ heavy, driving drums; and Adams’ rock solid bass lines. Guillen’s soulful vocals backed by Adams’ intense harmonies add a fierce punch to Guillen’s songwriting. KG&G draw influences everywhere from rock and roll contemporaries like Heartless Bastards and the timeless guitar god Jimi Hendrix to sweet songstress Patty Griffin. They’ve been known to pack a blues and BB-Q roadhouse, just as easily as they will fill up a multi bill rock/alternative venue.
Jack Oats: Primal mystery outta Plymouth, Michigan.
Riley Pinkerton is a singer-songwriter based in NYC. In January 2016 Pinkerton released her debut EP titled “Do You Have A Car,” recorded at Yes, Master Studios in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Brian Carroll of Folk/Americana music review site, Red Line Roots, described Pinkerton’s “Do You Have A Car” as “Beautiful in the simplicity of its execution, but profound all the while in how she can make you feel so much with so little in a few guitar lines and a voice…” and “Moving, poignant, [and] ethereal…” Since the release of her debut EP, Pinkerton has been touring throughout the continental U.S. When home, Pinkerton continues writing and recording demos in anticipation of her debut full-length album.
“She’s an artist that writes songs that are tenacious, yet tender. They scratch and claw one moment, only to lay submissively at your feet the very next…” says Chip McCabe of music review blog, The Metal Dad. Lyrically inspired by human behavior, mental processes, and human interactions on an individual scale, Pinkerton catalogues interactions between society and the natural world, and their ensuing consequences. Composing on and self-accompanied by guitar, she weaves comparative, poetic fictional tales and often cautionary, melodic short story songs, in addition to metaphorical and cathartic pieces.