|Email report from Andy McGowan:|
On spur of moment, I went to see Sarah Borges at Johnny D's in Davis Square, Saturday night 7/22. $10 cover only, saw the end of Andrea Gillis' set. She sings back-up for Sarah sometimes. Andrea was great, really rocked I thought, and I told her so when we were watching Sarah's set and she stood next to me downing a Budweiser. Borges came on about 11:30.
The place was pretty full when we got there. Surprisingly it thinned out thru the Borges set. (That was weird??...maybe 'cause she came on at 11:30??) There was definitely an audience, but then I turned around and it was getting less and less. Why I don’t know, this was her homecoming. The sound quality was great. (nice to find a place where you can here the music great but you are not getting BLOWN away) She was excellent, as was the rest of the group, Binky(?), and an electric pianist/guitar player who sat the whole time even when playing guitar. This guys name ---??, from Framingham apparently….Ken and I after the show never asked him who he was.
Noticed Jake Brennan was there…he is only slightly bigger than Binky…remembered those two from the video Kay played at the "Xmas Music Festival" we had in Southington. She gave him props for writing one of the songs she sang.
News from Sarah's website: "Also on the horizon: demos for a new record! We'll go back into the studio next month to get down on tape what we've been working on on the road."
Sarah & the Broken Singles will appear at Cafe Nine in New Haven, CT on Saturday, September 16.