Sunday, April 29, 2012

In Concert: Kina Grannis (with Imaginary Friend)

I "introduced" you to Kina Grannis (@kinagrannis) back in January  and was finally able to see her and meet her this weekend.  She performed at The Paradise in Boston on Friday night, and was great!  Imaginary Friend opened for her, and joined her onstage for a beautiful cover of Coldplay's "Fix You."  For the majority of Kina's set, she was supported by Keith Tutt, II (@keithtuttII) on cello - his sound complimented Kina's voice beautifully.  Her lyrics really connect to and speak to the everyday person trying to deal with relationships, in my opinion.  
Imaginary Friend

 Kina with Keith

Kina taking video of the audience - she really loved the Boston audience!

So great to finally meet Kina - thank you to Bri & Jon for hooking us up!

We were joking around about how it would be great if Kina would bust out some "Free Bird" or some rap or something... and then she came out with this:

Yep, that would be Coolio's "Gangster's Paradise".  The girl can do it all, folks.

Highlights from Kina's set included:
World In Front Of Me - a great song to open with!
The One You Say Goodnight To
The Goldfish Song
Message From Your Heart (she unplugged for this one, and encouraged audience participation)
In Your Arms - or, as my student refers to it, "The Jelly Bean Video Song"

Do yourself a favor and check out this talented chica on her tour if you can ( or at least just check out her youtube page. Let me know what you think!

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