Saturday, September 12, 2009
Meggan Carney Brings Down the Rain
It was the first time I have seen a decent amount of rain in Austin for months. I was a bit curious as to see if that would keep people from going to Momo's for a late night Thursday show but the rain was no match for the dedicated fans. I got there right at 11:45 just in time to hear Meggan introduce herself and her first song. I was surprised to see the place packed with a lively and established vibe in the air. The first song "Canvas" was a great intro because it gently warmed up her sound and voice to the new faces curious to see what all the Meggan Carney buzz was about.
Immediately, Meggan sounded like an angelic spirit had taken over her natural voice, almost as if a higher energy was channeling every word. After all, Meggan Carney is the great great great great niece of Mark Twain.
Chris Ruiz, her saxophone player added an old ragtime clarinet to the song to further authenticate its beauty. The audience was engaged, interactive and ready to hear more.
After a couple of her oldie songs, she pulled up a chair, sat down and and sang her new blues tune titled "fools gold." Her sassy, acrobatic saxophone player backed her up with love and happiness. She took her audience into many emotional levels and experience. Later in the set, during a brand new song, the band broke it down into a fun mix of solos and collaborations. The set soon ended with the appropriate named song "mr. feel alright" as everyone in the well respected venue was feeling more than alright.
Well, Meggan Carney and Friends at Momo's on September 10th was a successfully entertaining event. I am sure we will see more of her in the near future.