Jun 4, 2013

Man, I really like Corn.

Ever had a real life version of don't judge a book by it's cover? I will admit that I had one recently courtesy of Charla Corn. Now I will confess that I hadn't heard more than a couple songs from Charla before this weekend's show, and while it wasn't exactly my kind of music it wasn't bad. To be honest, coming in to that show Saturday night, I had no idea what to expect from that big ol' smile and all that blonde... I will tell you now that I left impressed.

Charla has a dang good voice, that I knew already from the songs I had heard on the radio. What impressed me was her stage presence and showmanship. I have seen a lot of shows, and nothing bugs me more than an artist to just stand on stage, sing a song and strum along. Charla had tons of energy and seemed to thoroughly enjoy doing what she does on stage. Her original songs are well written and very catchy tunes. She also pulled in a couple of cover songs that proved she has a pretty decent musical pallet herself when she did songs by Chris Knight and John Prine.

The only thing I regret about that night is not knowing more of her music before the show. That is my bad, and something that has since been remedied. Her album Stella is a solid release with some great tunes. It is also now in my collection and will likely be getting a good amount of spins.

These are the things I love about music. Finding good music where I may not have expected it. Give stuff outside of your comfort zone a listen every now and then, you may just find your next favorite band. Check out Charla on her Facebook page here or her website here

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