Way back in the ancient days of 2008, I went to a particularly swank theater to see a favorite performer play. It was a magical night of music, laughter, great food, great atmosphere, and absolute joy. And right in the middle of it all, someone new and unexpected: A songwriter with a ukulele steps out onstage to play a single song. She's alone, it's her first solo performance, she's slightly overwhelmed by the audience and the environment, you can hear the tiniest edge of nervousness in her voice, but that song and its performance are delightful, and the audience is completely won over. She's clever, funny, genuine, and clearly one of the best songwriters you'll ever hear. In the coming months, I listened intently to every new song she put up on YouTube, each one reinforcing my belief that she was destined for greatness. Others who were making music in the same genre clearly agreed, and began inviting her to play in their shows at every opportunity.
Vixy & I have since had the opportunity to meet Molly Lewis, and even play one or two small gigs with her, thanks to our mutual friend Marian Call. And just over a month ago, Molly asked us if we'd like to be part of something special she was planning. I'm particularly excited about this, because not only is this thing happening at the same theater I first saw her perform in, but it's the one theater I've been dreaming that Vixy & I would someday get to play in. It's one of the most gorgeous, comfortable, and civilized settings to watch a show in, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every show I've seen there.
So here's what's happening. Molly is graduating college next month. One of the things she's considering for a career is doing the thing that everyone around her thinks she's already great at: Writing and playing songs. So far, she's mostly been the "with special guest" at shows with her various musical alumni. But on June 24th, Molly will be headlining a graduation-party show at The Triple Door. This is a big deal, people. She can't yet say who all is coming to play because some of it is still in-the-works, but the invitee list is large, because Molly has a lot of friends.
And yes, Vixy & Tony will be there, Betsy and Sunnie at our side. Not yet sure what exactly we're going to do, but we'll come up with something. This is a special night, after all.
You must come to see this.