Out of Carolina: Sweet Sweet heads to North Florida

Surfing for good music is a daily duty for Indie Art South, and today I wasn’t disappointed. I found a great song by a duo from coastal South Carolina. Sweet Sweet will head to North Florida this weekend for a gig at a venue I’m fond of because I’ve had good times there listening to my daughters perform. The venue, The Green Turtle, is known for quality music and fun times. So what’s so special about Sweet Sweet?  Continue reading “Out of Carolina: Sweet Sweet heads to North Florida”

As summer looms, food for the road comes to mind

Summer is looming, and many of us will travel by car. Some of us connected to bands, or if we have family in distant states, already travel a lot by car. One thing I’ve learned as a veteran of I 95 and other routes is the fast food can really get old quick. Years ago I began to try to pack some easy fix food items for a couple reasons.  Continue reading “As summer looms, food for the road comes to mind”

Band Mom: I never envisioned this phase of motherhood

It’s almost Mother’s Day, so naturally I find myself reflecting on my own journey helping to raise our children. Thanks are due to my husband who set a great example for our daughters. They’re both adults now, and having dealt with everything from teething to teen angst, I find myself in a phase of motherhood I truly never expected. I am Band Mom, and it’s been a doozy of a journey.  Continue reading “Band Mom: I never envisioned this phase of motherhood”

Tragic death for vocalist, but ‘Fairytale’ endures as epic song

“Fairytale of New York” was among the first songs I chose for my new ‘Set List’ page here at Indie Art South. I’m slightly obsessed with that song. My daughters will confirm that claim, having witnessed me listening to it so many times. It finally occurred to me to learn more about the female vocalist Kirsty MacColl. The song has a small nuance of hope in the lyrics. Sadly, MacColl’s life ended in tragedy. I had no idea.  Continue reading “Tragic death for vocalist, but ‘Fairytale’ endures as epic song”

Solicitation: What songs would you add to a set list?

Before every show, my daughters come up with a set list. Rebecca usually scribbles it onto her phone. Or sometimes, a sheet of paper. That list is always customized for the audience. Set lists aren’t just for musicians, though.  Continue reading “Solicitation: What songs would you add to a set list?”