L.A. singer-songwriter AG (of the Rescues), industry giant Maia Sharp, and Missouri musician Garrison Starr are touring together, and, believe me, you want to see this show.
AG, Sharp, and Starr are all expert writers and performers who merge a variety of influences, including folk, pop, rock, and Americana, to create their own individual styles. I had the good luck to see them perform together at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall last Tuesday.
Unlike most "group shows," the women take turns being in the spotlight while the others play backing band and sing harmonies. They even – gasp! – share guitars. No long intermission, no extended sound checks, and no awkward breaks between songs.
And the songs! The ladies each performed a stunning mixture of old favorites and new tunes, freely (and very deservedly) complimenting each other on their songwriting, singing, and instrumental abilities. It’s refreshing to see a group of performers who so obviously admire and respect each other – and more than that, joke, banter, and tease each other.
Their tour is nearly over, but you can still catch them in Maine or New York. If you can’t, well, that’s what YouTube is for! You can watch these talented ladies perform together to your heart’s content:
You’ll also want to check out each woman’s individual catalogue – I love AG’s plaintive, gender-bending cover of the Beatles’ “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
You can find out more about (and listen to!) AG here, Garrison Starr here, and Maia Sharp here. Look for group tour dates here.