Friday, May 6, High Noon Saloon, 6 pm
After mastering several genres, local musician and 19-time Madison Area Musician Association award winner Beth Kille finally realized that she’s “happiest when [she’s] rockin’.” Come watch her get happy as she celebrates the release of Stark Raving Songbird, her band’s new album. With Emerald Grove.
Madison-based Beth Kille Band is coming off of a big year. In 2014, they picked up their first Summerfest gig, played Taste of Madison, kicked off the MadCity Sessions at The Overture Center and participated in the highly heralded inaugural Flannel Fest. The momentum continues with the release of their first EP entitled Stark Raving Songbird, on Friday, May 8, at the High Noon Saloon in Madison,
Kille is a veteran on the Madison music scene, having released three records with her former band, Clear Blue Betty, three solo records, and three collaborative projects in 2014 with other Madison musicians, but this project is different. “This is a Beth Kille Band album,” Kille explains. “I've been fortunate enough to latch onto these great players and keep them around for a couple years so I wanted to celebrate the sound that we've created together.” The album features Kille's drummer of 13 years (and husband), Tony Kille, bassist Michael Mood (who also recorded and mixed the record) and the 2014 MAMA Award Guitarist of the Year, Michael Tully.
While Kille's last solo album received airplay on several country and Americana radio stations, this new recording falls decidedly in the rock category. “I was visiting Nashville a few years ago and I went to a show with a friend that featured a bunch of famous musicians from the 80's rock bands. I was totally in the zone! My friend turned to me and said 'You're really happiest when you're rockin', aren't you?' and it kind of hit me. I really do love rock!”
Stark Raving Songbird will be released on Friday, May 8, at an early show at the High Noon Saloon (701 East Washington Ave, Madison, WI). Doors open 5:30, opening act, Emerald Grove takes the stage at 6pm. Tickets available at the door for $8.