Sunday, January 14, 2007

Kicking ass and taking names

Cary Ann Hearst is one person I would not want to face in a brawl.

Off stage, she's as sweet as could be, but put the woman in front of a microphone and a fire comes out of her like you wouldn't believe.

Hailing from Charleston, Cary Ann may just be the modern day version of a southern belle. The region could do a hell of a lot worse.

Cary Ann and the Gun Street Girls — Ash Hopkins on bass, Evan Bivins on drums and Lee Barbour on the guitar — drew a respectable crowd at the Soapbox on Front Street in Wilmington Saturday night along with fellow Charlestonians Leslie.

If you've never heard of these guys, you should seriously check them out. Cary Ann has this whole gritty southern rock thing going on — think Johnny Cash meets Dolly Parton meets AC/DC. Leslie, on the other hand, just embodies rock.

But hey, don't take my word for it. Check out the video clips below, recorded at the show Saturday night.

Cary Ann Hearst — "Trouble About My Soul"

Cary Ann — "Happy Woman Blues"

Leslie — "Rosebird"

Leslie — (...I don't know what this song is called. Any tips??)

Download Cary Ann Hearst's album Dust and Bones on iTunes.

Cary Ann Hearst - Dust and Bones

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