Music Monday - Jeanne Kuhns and Lost Mothra
A week ago, I didn’t write a Music Monday post. I had stayed up to watch some of the Super Bowl and didn’t have the energy to put together a reasonable Music Monday post afterward. If I had of really been on my game, I would have used it as an opportunity to highlight a musician from Wisconsin. Oh well, I’ll just have to do it today.
Besides being a singer/songwriter, she is also a painter. I don’t know if she is a football fan. However, she appears to be a key player in a growing musical arts community in Wisconsin, organizing the Woodwalk Concert Series. Her bio says she is influenced by “Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Arethra Franklin” as well as emerging indie artists. It is a great list of musicians to be influenced by, and you can hear some of the influence in her music.
There is something sad, yet empowering about her music; a beautiful melancholiness. It echoes the hard parts of life where hope still manages to sneak in.
As always, let me end it with a video of her performing. This video is from a performance at The Attic Books and Coffee, a “ a safe, welcoming, socially aware environment with exquisitely prepared espresso and tea beverages, high quality used books, and unique music.” It seems like a great venue for some great music.