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Kat Wright with Special Guest Eavesdrop at Hawks and Reed

Fri, Sep 9 - 8pm

Presented by Hawks & Reed

$15-$20

Hawks & Reed Ballroom
Doors Open at 7:30 pm

All Ages

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Kat Wright with Special Guest Eavesdrop at Hawks and Reed

Kat Wright with Special guest Eavesdrop at Hawks and Reed

Fri, Sep 9, 2022 8:00 PM

KAT WRIGHT

Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.

Kat Wright, Bob Wagner (guitar) and Josh Weinstein (bass) lean into their trio formation,showcasing their folky / rootsy selves, all stripped down,a triangulation of their strengths, their bareness,their imperfect humanness, their voices,their ferocious tenderness, their love of songs and singing and story.

EAVESDROP

Originating as an acoustic trio, Kara Wolf, Laura Buchanan and Kerrie Bowden maintain their vocal roots and continue to shape their sound through collaborative songwriting. With over seven years of writing, performing and touring together, these Western Massachusetts natives have honed a special sound that brings the listener in and surrounds them with a powerful combination of intricate harmonies, contagious melodies and moving rhythm. Their voices belong together, artfully weaving their soulful lyrics into songs that will withstand the test of time.

When listening to Eavesdrop’s debut EP, The Afterglow, you’ll hear the trio’s vocally charged acoustic, folk, soul roots. The band expanded for their first full length album Tides, co-produced by Alan Evans (Soulive) and Ross Bellenoit (Amos Lee, The Sweetback Sisters). This record brings the listener on a ride alongside the three songbirds and, with the new band members, takes a deeper look into the life events that fostered their creativity.

With their latest self-titled LP, Eavesdrop has found their sonic home. Incorporating some of the valley’s finest musicians — Jared Quinn (John Cruz, Live on the Planet w/ Kim Zombik) on guitar, Sturgis Cunningham (Peter Tork, Martin Sexton) on drums, and Marc Seedorf (Dinosaur Jr., Mark Mulcahy, Eat Fire Spring) on both bass and production — the band has composed and recorded each song together. You can hear the synergistic approach and the heart that went into each track.

In late 2021, the group underwent some changes with the introduction of its newest members Darby Wolf (currently: Matt Schofield, Band of Killers, formerly: Rubblebucket, Ryan Montbleu) on keys, and Andrew Ricketts (currently: Foreign Movie, formerly: D-Soul Davis Experience, CJ Edwards & The Funk Fellowship) on drums. Writing, recording, and performing continuously, you can find the band scattered about the valley and beyond via their live tour schedule.

KARA ROSE WOLF – VOCALS & AUX PERCUSSION

KERRIE BOWDEN – VOCALS & AUX PERCUSSION

LAURA BUCHANAN – VOCALS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, & STOMP

JARED QUINN – ELECTRIC GUITARS

DARBY WOLF – KEYS EXTRAORDINAIRE

MARC SEEDORF – BASS GUITAR & PRODUCTION

ANDREW RICKETTS – DRUMSET

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