West Hartford, CT
Date and Time
Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at 10:00pm
Becky Kessler, Little Ugly Supporting Acts: John Torres Becky Kessler CT Grand Band Slam winner for best singer/songwriter 2012, Becky Kessler plays moody guitar underneath a low, resonant voice. Some of her influences include Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits, Chris Whitley and Morphine. She moved to CT in February 2011 from the Outer Banks of NC where she performed solo and with numerous bands starting from the early age of 16. Kessler came here to live and work on an organic farm while building her career as a songwriter. She also teaches private guitar lessons for Woodbury music shop and Route 7 music. Currently, she is working on the final touches of her debut CD with Floyd Kellogg of You Scream I Scream and Casa de Warrenton Studios. Little Ugly Little Ugly, the offspring of chief songwriter/singer/acoustic guitarist Michael Day and his collaboration with bassist Casey Cormier, percussionist Nick Dickinson and pianist Windsor Johnson, is a band that authentically thrives in its defiance of classification. The mix of imaginative, introspective lyrics and classically trained musicianship has created arrangements that are connected with the eclectic works of artists such as The Decemberists, Silverchair and Ray LaMontagne- yet they imitate no one. Delightfully unconventional at every melodious interchange, these four musicians have born a live experience that is a valuable reminder of how music can elevate, captivate, and broaden our minds, as well as move our feet.