Karen Lee Andrews @ Jimmy Barnes – The AEC
By Geoff Jenke - Eventalaide
First up Karen Lee Andrews hit the stage with her guitar and with bass player Adam Ventoura and Adelaide’s own Yanya Boston behind the drums. Now I have to admit I did not know this lady before this evening, but boy am I going to change that after this performance. Karen has a powerful soul & blues voice and she can certainly play guitar. Troubled Mind from her 2018 E.P Far From Paradise had the hair on the back of my neck standing up and then I’ll Wait, a song inspired by her father, who she hasn’t seen for 15 years was a pure delight. She dedicated a song to Yanya’s mother “who is in the audience and it’s her birthday so let’s sing happy birthday”. The music was vibrant, warm and lush and yes, she can rock when needed. The trio delivered the blues perfectly.