16 November 2018
Hailing from Texas, Alabama, and Georgia respectively, now neighbors in Austin, BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe are bewitching audiences with sumptuous harmonies and unforgettable songwriting. Each of these three songwriters have played at the me&thee as solo acts but this is the first time they will be appearing as Nobody’s Girl.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm
Friends now for a decade, these artists first met at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival, each winners of the annual “New Folk” award. Luscious harmony singers, effortless instrumentalists, seasoned touring artists — they recognized that what each can accomplish individually could be made all the stronger by collaboration. But even though they’re all Star Trek-loving sci-fi fans, they never dreamed that if they fast-forwarded to 2018, they’d wind up beaming onto a Kerrville stage as a hot new tight-harmony trio called Nobody’s Girl — a trio that had signed a record deal, recorded an EP, Waterline, and launched a tour before its members had even picked a name.
Still a bit dazed by this warp-speed chain of events, Pettis explains, “Most bands write a bunch of songs, jam in a garage for months or years, start playing local gigs, go on their first tour, and then maybe make an album.” Nobody’s Girl has most definitely caught people’s attention. The harmonies are thrilling; echoes of Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt’s Trio recordings. The songs are powerful and spare, the stage presence confident and assured. Get ready to be swept away: these sirens of South Austin are proving irresistible. Delving into pop-rock and soul territory they don’t often explore individually, their pristine voices blend so well, it’s sometimes hard to tell who’s singing what — even for them. The effect is like listening to sisters — until they trade off lead vocals. Then the distinctive yet complementary elements of their voices become thrillingly evident.
Photo by Nikki Gell
- Grace Pettis:
One of the most talented young singer-songwriters in America. Dallas Morning News
BettySoo’s voice is the perfect combination of strength, vulnerability and clarity. It is just perfect. Americana-UK
- Rebecca Loebe:
Things to know about Rebecca: she is a non-stop touring machine, she has an amazing voice, she’s great at reinterpreting songs, she’s an amazing storyteller, and she’s one of the nicest people that you’ll ever meet. No Depression