LIVE: Sirsy @ Freedom Park, 7/24/13

August 2nd, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg


Review and photographs by Stanley Johnson
Additional photographs by seven-year-old Abigail Williams

Sirsy returned to Freedom Park in Scotia last week in what has become a popular annual tour stop for the two-person band.

Sirsy – featuring Melanie Krahmer on vocals, stand-up drums, flute, and bass keyboard with Rich Libutti on vocals, guitar and foot-pedal bass – have recently returned home after an extensive coast to coast tour.

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LIVE: Sirsy @ Freedom Park, 7/15/12

July 23rd, 2012, 2:30 pm by Greg
Sirsy (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Sirsy (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Review and photograph by Stanley Johnson
Additional photographs by Abigail Williams

Six-year-old Abigail Williams was excited about seeing Sirsy for the first time. She knew every song on their CD “Revolution,” often singing and dancing along with us in the kitchen.

I’m not sure why Sirsy has a strong following of young girls who otherwise are listening to Justin Bieber (also a favorite of Abigail), although it could have something to do with the occasional school-girl-styled outfits of Melanie Krahmer. But Abigail had never seen her or partner Rich Libutti before, so I’m pretty sure that it’s the music. She and several other young fans stood directly in front of Melanie’s drums.

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