IOWA CITY, Iowa (June 18, 2013) — Singer-songwriter Kelly Hogan is no stranger to beautiful music. Recently she has been collaborating and performing back up vocals with Sam Beam of Iron and Wine with Nora O’Connor, and with Neko Case, Jakob Dylan, Mavis Staples and many others. Hogan has been popping up at festivals like SXSW, on Austin City Limits, and even on late night TV appearing on Conan and Jimmy Fallon. Hogan will take the stage again at the Taste of Chicago on July 14th, but for this one magical night, a small handful of fans were treated to an Intimate Evening performance at the Englert Theatre. These shows are really quite special because 100 people or fewer are admitted and invited to join the artist on the stage to get a closer look.
What Kelly Hogan Sounds Like
On the Englert’s website, they posted this quote from Hogan speaking about her new album I like to Keep Myself in Pain:
[quote]”This record is my history and all my acquired tools and these really amazing songs that people sent me,” Hogan says. “I’m just this person who loves music. And it’s my life. And I hope that people love the songs as much as I do and I hope people will listen to them and make out to them.”[/quote]
Kelly Hogan Live at an Intimate Evening Show at the Englert Theatre
Superfan (and iamnotjerry ticket contest winner) Lance Foxwell had this to say about the show:
“I’ve seen a lot of great shows at the Englert Theatre, but this one took things to a new level. Seeing this incredible grouping of musicians as part of the intimate performance series was jaw dropping. Hogan and Ladybeard kicked ass and took names. When Andrew Bird referred to Hogan as a national treasure, it was likely an understatement. Not everyone can start a set with 3 radically different waltz numbers (complete with a 90 year old lady dancing) and follow it up with a show peppered with songs from Wilco, The Magnetic Fields, Robbie Fulks and a laundry list of “who’s who” in music, but these guys sure pulled it off. This was my 3rd time seeing Hogan in the last 12 months, and after last night, I’ve got another artist I’m willing to travel great distances to see.