2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Presented by: Black Fret

Elizabeth McQueen/EMQ

Saturday, March 21
9:00PM - 9:40PM

401 W 2nd St


Listen to Wishful Thinking

It's retro future experimental; that may be the best way to describe the new trio called EMQ. Comprised of Elizabeth McQueen (the Grammy nominated former female singer for Asleep at the Wheel), Lauren Gurgiolo (guitarist for Okkervil River and leader of he experimental noise rock band the Dialtones) and Lindsay Greene (former bass player for Paula Nelson and Seth Walker), this new group is exploring what might happen when they mix and meld of all of their influences-- at once.

At the center of the sound are Elizabeth's crystalline vocals. Her singing has been compared to “Loretta Lynn spliced in honey.” Or maybe Peggy Lee copping Ella Fitzgerald licks. It's a sound that comes straight out of the mid-twentieth century, and when coupled with her arch top guitar rhythm playing, it is a thing of post-was beauty. But rather than surround that voice with appropriate instrumentation -- say live drums, upright bass and jazz gui...

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