"I’d have to say The Sometimes Family. They’re in Chicago."
"The Sometimes Family...takes their music in a more emotionally rhythmic direction. This is thanks to songwriting by their frontwoman, Rebecca Sometimes Gurga, who [Ed] Crouse claims, “writes some of the best understated soul music: an alluring blend of Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Laura Nyro or Curtis Mayfield.”
“I didn't even stay for the main band - I just had to get home to write about the opening act.”
"Heartbreak is still pretty much the main theme [in my songs]." Only now, instead of channeling the hurt into singer-songwriter balladry, Sometimes, inspired by the likes of Candi Staton and Mavis Staples, embraces a more classic soul sound with the Family.
“This band is tight. You can tell by listening to them that they either must put in an incredible amount of time rehearsing the songs, or just have incredible musical chemistry. My hunch is both. They smile, and interact with each other on stage. From an outside eye, it seems that it would be a great deal of fun to play in this band.”