Friday, December 28, 2007
Sharon Little - Milkboy Coffee, 12/28/07
Sharon Little's friends, family and fans packed Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore tonight to close out 2007 with a fine show by one of the happiest finds of 2007. Sharon is another Philly Local who won't be so for long; it was announced at the show tonight that she's just signed with CBS Records. Her stage presence is only exceeded by her vocal ability; possessed with a great singing voice, Sharon is equally at home in any musical style she chooses to sing, from gut-wrenching blues and soul, to great sounding slow ballads.
With ideal backing by Scott Sax, an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter in his own right, tonight's show included some really nice piano by "Squirrel" Mike Miller, and the fine work of guest cellist Alfred James. Drawing a few songs from her two independently released CDs, the set included many new songs, and whether backed by Scott only, or in any combination of guitar, piano and cello, the arrangements sounded fully realized on every song. A live set this good needs to be documented with a live CD, DVD or both as soon as possible.
With the talent she brings to the table and a major label behind her, her future potential is huge. As 2007 ends, I'd have to say that encountering Sharon is one of the year's musical highlights that I am most thankful for. As you can see by the photos of tonight's show, the camera loves her too.
Squirrel Mike Miller
1/08/07 Update - Sharon just posted a video from this show on her myspace page. Check it out.
Sharon Little - Drawing Circles (2006)
Sharon Little - Perfect Time for a Breakdown (2007)
Sharon Little's myspace.