Kacey Cubero

Live Review | Town Hall, Kirton in Lindsey | Review by Allan Wilkinson

Once again Town Hall Live played host to another quality visiting artist, this time Santa Barbara Blues Society’s Artist of the Year (2006) Kacey Cubero.  Flanked by the young German guitarist Florian Hofer and New Orleans pedal steel maestro Dave Easley, this Southern Californian singer-songwriter made her debut appearance at the Diamond Jubilee Town Hall in Kirton in Lindsey tonight, dressed entirely in black and equipped with a selection of her own self-penned songs, mostly from her current album Fill Your Cup.   Born and raised in Washington DC, Kacey moved to California to make her mark on the burgeoning Americana scene, never resting on any one specific genre of music.  While her first album was made up of blues and jazz numbers, her second Diamond in the Rough (2008) settled on a more country flavoured style.  Kacey’s current album sees the singer flitting from country-tinged toe tappers such as “Feathers in the Wind” to the soulful blues of “Under My Skin” and everything else in between.  Starting with “Set You Free”, a full blown blues workout, the trio settled into a short first set, which also featured the aforementioned “Feather in the Wind”, “Reserve the Right” and “What If I Really Love You?”, each from the new album.  Although the attendance at tonight’s concert was rather disappointing, especially for such a quality artist, Kacey was gracious enough to put in a first rate performance, going on to play some of the other songs from Fill Your Cup including the title song, “Sunday Mornings”, “Two Trains” and “I Want More”.  With support from Bridlington-based singer songwriter Ben Parcell opening with a handful of his own songs, Town Hall Live continues to bring some of the finest musicians to this charming little North Lincolnshire town.