FIVE FIRSTS: Sarah Kilborne

Sarah Kilborne (photo: Jane O’Connor)

NAME: Sarah Kilborne

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Possibly, yes, Dolly Parton’s Here You Come Again

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Santana (with my older sister and her boyfriend when I was probably 12 years old)

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … the piano. I begged my parents to rent one so that I could take lessons.

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … hmmmm… I had some unique experiences as a singer when I was a kid… possibly “Me and Little Andy,” from the B-side of Dolly Parton’s Here You Come Again

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Kilborne & Co., with Rob Caldwell and Trevor DePew.

Written and performed by cabaret artist Sarah Kilborne, “The Lavender Blues” delves into the past to tell the story of queer music before World War II and the influential artists behind that music. Accompanied by pianist Axel Belohoubek, Kilborne performs her one-woman show at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Friday (April 7). Tickets are $15. The performance also celebrates the release of her new CD, “The Lavender Blues: Live at The Linda,” recorded in concert last year in Albany.

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