Friday, September 04, 2009
The Song at Flipnotics - hosted by BettySoo
BettySoo, Charlie Faye, Abi Tapia
I had the pleasure of (somewhat accidentally) stumbling onto The Song, a songwriter's in-the-round night at Flipnotics on Thursday. I've been familiar with BettySoo (love her..and she's been getting some good local Austin publicity lately) and Abi Tapia but had never seen Charlie Faye. The trio took turns playing three of their own songs and backing each other on harmonies, guitar, harmonica, mandolin and accordion.
BettySoo opened with my favorite of her songs, Never Knew No Love. I really hope we start hearing that one on the radio soon - "Never knew no dirt didn’t come off in the kitchen/ Never knew no stain like the one I'm hiding now/ Never knew no man like the one I been missing/ Never knew no love could break love’s vow." Abi Tapia sang a few of her rootsy country songs with an extra dose of twang. Her style doesn't resonate with me as much as BettySoo's but she is uber-talented and a natural performer - great, radio-friendly songwriting, too. Charlie Faye was the favorite of my Flipnotics host for the night (he even bought her CD on the spot) and, although I didn't feel intensely about her music, she was enjoyable and without question adorable in her white eyelet dress and cowboy boots. BettySoo hosts these singer/songwriter nights almost every Thursday and Flipnotics is generally a great place to hear music given the quiet intimacy of their listening room. I highly recommend checking it out.