There's a rare moment, when you're watching a band perform, when you know that you're witnessing something really special. I had that moment last night.
In the back room of an old guitar store-made music venue in Los Angeles, I watched and listened to Stellar Sons & Daughters...a band that has the talent and soul of musicians that have been doing this for their whole lives....
but the members of Stellar Sons & Daughters are still teenagers.
One of my closest friends from the Berklee College of Music Summer Songwriting Camp, Rosie Tucker, had recently told me that she was in a band, Stellar Sons & Daughters.
(Rosie and me at the show last night!)
So one day, when I had a few minutes, I sat down and gave them a listen...not to sound overly dramatic, but I kinda freaked out. I don't really want to talk any more about it, because I want you to listen for yourself. Turn up your volume and listen!
I was a fan. I couldn't wait to see them live. As I was driving to the show last night, I was hoping and praying that they were as good live, because that's not always the case. My prayers were answered by the first verse of the first song, "Conquered." I must have looked like the biggest goof-ball in the world because I just stood there with a huge smile on my face through each of their five songs.
There's Jordyn, the lead singer, who seems to have a shyness behind that mother of rock, soulful voice, which makes each of us even more drawn to her.
As I'm watching the incredible Tyler McCarthy play the heck out of his guitar, I'm thinking "I have never seen anything like this before!" I had never seen anybody play a guitar like that before.
I smiled to myself as my friend Rosie, with her natural warmth and humor, engaged the audience between songs, along with her amazing musicianship that I've come to know.
Erik rocked the keyboards, making them really unique. I'm pretty sure I was hearing some organ sounds.
And Tyler on drums (I have a soft spot in my heart for drummers...my brother is one :) )...I really believe that a good drummer like Tyler is the heartbeat of a band.
My explanations really don't do them justice...so you're just going to have to go to their next show. :)
The future looks bright for Stellar Sons & Daughters. Remember their name. Or better yet...be a part of their rise.
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