Last week on November 16, Philadelphia’s soulful siren, Jessi Teich opened up for Oakland’s emerging songbird, Mara Hruby. Both ladies sung songs of love, love lost, and showed their true vocal abilities. World Café Live in University City was packed with attendees waiting to hear soul from these two singers who brought feeling of nostalgia and classic music. Both women performed the night before in New York City and the day after in DC. The performances were part of a three-city tour called “Night with a Muse.”
Jessi Teich performed tracks from her latest EP, Barely There. She covered Tom Waitts ‘Clap hands’ and a personal favorite of mine, ‘Just a Friend’ which transitioned into her song, ‘Me & Your Man‘ (as posted on Uristocrat earlier in the year). Her band, as always, was live and had the crowd on their feet!
Mara Hruby mellowed out the night with songs about admiration and tribute to love. She mentioned, “All my songs are about love. I’m a fan of it [love]. It’s a beautiful thing in all forms.” She performed her song “Characters” (as posted on Uristocrat a few weeksvideo one of seven songs from her EP From Her Eyes (download here). Appropriately enough, Hruby covered Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love’ and André 3000’s ‘Take Off Your Cool’, both of which appear on her EP. She’s most definitely a singer on the rise, so check her out!