Jennie DeVoe at Taste of Tippecanoe (Click to enlarge)
I’m bummed. Local officials postponed the Taste of Tippecanoe just a couple songs into Jennie DeVoe’s set because of a big storm headed our way. I don’t blame them. You don’t mess with public safety. But damn.
The Indianapolis-based singer, who delivers blues and a bit of country with a sweet rasp, was making tons of news fans and then breaking their hearts with her songs. I know mine broke when the set got canceled.
Check out her latest album, “Radiator: The Bristol Sessions.” It’s great. And if you need a ride to see DeVoe in Indianapolis later this summer, let me know. Guess I’ll have to make a trip south on I-65 now.
Sharon Koltick and her Nashville-based band, Kink Ador, rocked their set, too. Koltick, a Lafayette native, funks up her punk and pop songs with her bass, trumpet, vocals and sassy stage presence.
Bobby Egan and White Vinyl Sky (Click to enlarge)
I’m also glad I got to see the set by White Vinyl Sky featuring Bobby Egan, one of my students. I think they were even better than when I saw them at a Record Store Day show. I wouldn’t be surprised if these guys make it big with their poppy indie rock.
I’d planned to split my time at 9 p.m. between the sets by The Green Room Rockers and by Michael Kelsey and L.D. Miller. Then I was going to close the evening with The Mixtapes (the drummer is the husband of one of my former students). I’d also planned to sampled some more food. If the rest of the culinary treats were as good as the beef brisket I had from the West Point Steak House I’d have been a happy boy.
They reopened the Taste after an hour-long delay, but I’m cozy at home with my pup. No matter; I had a great time and am looking forward to the event next year.