Thursday, September 15, 2011
Well, this was a night to remember. The acoustic version of Don’t Tell Betsy (the band minus second guitar and bass) took the stage for their premier performance and it was a magnificent success.
At times, the entire was quiet and listening to the lovely Carissa sing. How many bars have you been in where people have actually shut up to listen to the act on stage. It’s hard enough at a major concert to get the audience to pay attention. They did three covers. The stand out was Real Man. Carissa has just the right bluesy tone to put this over big time. Of the originals, I Am Your Waitress had the audience absolutely quiet as they followed the story. Carissa did a little acting as she sang her way to the punchline. A great job. The boys did a very nice back and forth guitar/bongo piece The Way I Do. There wasn't a moment that night where the other acts didn't wish they were somewhere else. Bravo!
Here are a couple of songs from the show. We encourage everyone to come out to the next performance. Don’t worry, we will let you know what that will be.
Why Don’t You Call Me – this has a little bit on an island feel to it and Ellis’ bongos hit just the right note. Carissa’s dreamy, laidback singing is wonderful on this. And Kevin throws in some tasty guitar.
Stupidest Girl in the World – The sound isn’t quite as good on this, but a very nice version of this heartfelt ballad.
Don’t Tell Betsy’s latest single.
And here is Don’t Tell Betsy’s latest video. Enjoy the spectacle.