This talented songstress is a Portland native, now living in Nashville. A couple of my roommates met her during her 2010 48-state tour, and she decided to play a real gig at our place during her current tour.
But first things first.
The opener for our house show was Shannon Simmons, a local DC artist that I know personally. She serenaded us on guitar and piano -- not at the same time, though that would be remarkable...
this one on YouTube.
Note: it's not a real performance [also, please don't be mad at me for finding and sharing, Shannon].
Next Sharaya stepped up to the "stage". She played songs from both of her albums, including upbeat tunes, some melancholy ones, and a cover of CCR's "Bad Moon Rising". The whole show was excellent, and I only wish it could have lasted longer.
If you'd like a little taste, you can watch this video for her song "Far Field".
Good stuff, eh? She's also on Twitter (I'm already following), Last.fm, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube.
|Sharaya and Shannon after their performances|
|Great meeting you, Sharaya!|