A Greene and Sandi Fernandez at Chop Suey
I like this A Greene. Headed over to Capitol Hill's Chop Suey for an A Greene and Sandi Fernandez show Sunday night. It seems a little like a summer of new band projects for several of the local musicians I follow. Sunday night's show was part solo effort (A Greene), part Pity Party (A Greene and Bassist - private Instagram so will leave it at Bassist for now), and part Southwest Sweethearts (A Greene and Sandi Fernandez). It can be a little confusing to sort out where things start and end. But it doesn't really matter. The music is great regardless of the labeling.
A Greene started off with a cover of Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good. After that it was into the originals. A Greene's got a great voice, perfect for serving up well-written songs about the joys and challenges of life. A Greene's also just a lot of fun, whether it's bantering with the crowd, harassing bandmates, or giving some background to the songs.
"...making eye contact with you from across the room makes my heart beat a little faster every time..."
"...what would I do for little old you...I would give you the world...two shots of tequila, two slices of lime, we could have a real good time..."
Sandi Fernandez jumped on stage after the solo set. I don't know how Sandi does it. Three kids, moving into a new house, etc., and yet she somehow carves out time for her music. I'd be too exhausted to think. It's fun seeing A Greene and Sandi Fernandez on stage together. They're funny, and they obviously genuinely enjoy sharing the stage. Might also have something to do with Sandi Fernandez having decreed that former Tucson resident A Greene is actually linked to Oklahoma, like Sandi.
Great show, fun night. But tough shooting. If anyone has read this far and has Chop Suey connections, maybe lobby for a little bit more light.