Feel the Real Thing - Karen Lee Andrews
Author: Davidson – Meerkatz Music
In recent times, Andrews has been touring as a formidable trio, teaming up with Yanya Boston on drums and Adam Ventura on bass— two of Australia's exceptional musicians. Each musician is outstanding in his or her own right, but the dynamic of the group is exhilarating to witness! The trio brings a classic hard-hitting blues-rock flavour, resembling the time when modern music was in its heyday.
The strange thing is that you would expect an act like this to be filling up stadiums rather than touring small venues. This notion adds to the nostalgic feeling of going to a small New York venue and paying a few bucks to see some of the most prolific artists before they were famous.
On the odd occasion, Andrews performs with a full band, which includes Shannon Sitt on keys and Rawhiti Turnbull on lead guitar, two excellent musicians. Andrews says the keys allow her to engage a more tender side enabling her to introduce blues ballads that showcase her powerful and emotive vocals.
The Aussie music scene suggests that people have become accustomed to the glut of amateur music out there and prefer to inoculate themselves with Netflix. However, when you live the rare music experience of Karen Lee Andrews, you feel the power of music as it should be. It is physical and phycological, and every part of your body says amen!