I have had the fortune of interviewing and reviewing some of the most talented women in the music industry, so it’s always a bonus when three of them happen to be performing in the same place on the same night. That scenario just happened to play itself out at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle last Wednesday.
One of our favorites here at Lemonade (Meiko) and co-headliner Marié Digby finished up their “Hapa Tour” in the Emerald City and invited local talent, Jessie Siren, to open up for them. It was a night filled with amusing banter, talented songwriting and beautiful voices.
The evening started with the aforementioned fellow Washingtonian, Jessie Siren, who gave us a something a little different by inviting her husband and beat boxer on stage to add some percussion to her set. The two worked beautifully together as Siren took us through some of her original tunes, as well as, covers like Kid Cudi‘s “Pursuit of Happiness”.
The chemistry between Siren and her husband was both undeniable and sweet as they occasionally flashed smiles at each other throughout the set. To add to the charm, Siren also baked cookies for concert goers for donations (compliments were accepted as well) in lieu of merchandise or physical copies of her music. It was a great way to start the night. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that those cookies keep getting Siren closer to recording some music. I am sure we would love to keep her to ourselves here in Seattle, but it’s only fair that we share.
Next came the absolutely adorable Marié Digby. Many of you may know her best for her cover of Rihanna‘s “Umbrella” or one of her earlier tracks “Stupid For You”. The University of California, Berkeley alumni made sure to acknowledge Seattle’s “Man in the Tree” headline that was still making the rounds at the time, saying that it shouldn’t seem all that abnormal to her, but nevertheless she was intrigued by it (especially regarding bathroom breaks).
Digby‘s set was divided between piano and guitar, both of which she plays to perfection on stage and a mixture of early tracks, as well as covers (Rihanna‘s”Umbrella” and Keith Whitley‘s “When You Say Nothing at All”) and she even played her latest track, “Kings and Queens”. Overall, Digby was as charming and energetic as ever. You never would have guessed that it was last stop on the tour.
The night ended with someone who almost feels like part of the family here at Lemonade. Collectively here, we’ve probably seen Meiko 10 or more times live, enough to where I know some of the stories coming up during the set as well. As always, Meiko put on a wonderful show as she worked her way through her own library and included some brand new tunes as well.
I can’t say it enough times how much of a treat these three ladies were. They all bring so much personality to their sets and honestly put on a great show. They aren’t just musicians, they are 100% entertainers and are right up there with the best. I look forward to hopefully seeing all of them again very soon.
Editor in Chief of Lemonade Magazine
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