Solo Concert: Winona Oak

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Winona Oak's first concert in Brooklyn, New York. The name of the venue is 'Baby's All Right' which is a small bar a short walk away from the Marcy Avenue station. I'm unclear about whether or not this was her first concert ever, but I know for a fact this was the first time she's ever taken the stage in NYC!

Opening for Winona was the group Raffaella, who's bass player's mom I got to know while waiting on the line for Winona. I have a habit of finding interesting people on lines, and last night was no different. The soundcheck took longer than expected; doors were supposed to open at 6:30 but we didn't get in until around 7:15. 

I had never heard of Raffaella before yesterday night but the lead singer's stage presence had me totally enamored. Within the first five minutes of their set, her shoes and socks were off, and she was walking around the stage on her tiptoes. I loved how she was so comfortable moving to her own music, she really impressed me!

My favorite track from her was one that she had never performed live before, an unreleased single called 'Bardot'. I cannot wait until this comes out on Spotify, because I vibed with it so much! I listened to a few tracks from the concert last night on Youtube, but I have to say that Raffaella is the kind of artist that sounds better live. Her vocals were amazing and the sheer loudness of it really made her music captivating. 

Winona came on at around 8:15, and so I was expecting her set to last until about 9:15 or so. To my surprise, she ended around 8:52 and quickly left the stage. I have to say that I think she was a bit nervous, and the venue itself was quite small and intimate so it can feel super up close. Despite all this, her vocals were steady and I think she really enjoyed herself. 

It was so hot in the venue, I have no idea how she kept that jacket on all night!

This is the second concert in my solo concert series, and while I have no current plans for the next concert, I'm really enjoying going out and adventuring on my own. Heading from my job all the way down to Brooklyn for a show was a VERY new thing for me but in the end, I had a great time!