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Southern Sirens is made up of Emmy Bodner, guitar and lead vocals, Kelsey Lee, percussion, and Anna Blanton, violin. Photo courtesy of RoseBlade Creative Gardens
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local music talent bubbling to surface
Get this: A self-described “folk-Americana-backwoods” all-female group — think violin, guitar, organic percussion and meaty vocals — covering Bonnie Tyler’s disco romp “I Need A Hero” — and killing it. Hello, Southern Sirens. And hello, SoIn. Jason Thomas, Editor You never know who you’ll discover practically in your own backyard. With two-thirds of the trio having ties to Southern Indiana, the homegrown band is invading Louisville’s Abbey Road on the River festival in May. It’ll share the bill with some other acts you might have heard of, like the Beach Boys and John Sebastian. Good Vibrations, indeed. This week’s cover story is exactly why we
launched SoIn — to give voice to the raw talent forging its own path in music, in acting, in writing, on the stage, in the kitchen, in the boutique — you name it. Turns out, they’re everywhere. In the coming days you’ll read about an innovative program attempting to create synergy among Southern Indiana artists and illuminate their work; you’ll meet another young female artist on the cusp of stardom — and not yet old enough to drive; we’ll set the Southern Indiana stage for the Kentucky Derby Festival, farmers markets and much, much more. Won’t you help us tell our story? Your story? Speaking of stories, it’s back to listening to Southern Siren’s mesmerizing “I Need A Hero.” Thankfully, no ships or rocky shores are in sight. — Jason Thomas is the editor of SoIn. He can be reached by phone at 812-206-2127 or email at jason.thomas@ newsandtribune.com. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopThomas.
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The Rose Island Playhouse will be performing "Daddy's Girl" beginning March 14. Submitted photo Lori Carmichael-Shields as the woman who is trying to get Benard to the altar. A zany set of characters and a heart warming plot makes this a great night out for the whole family. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 14-15, 21-22; and 2:30 p.m. March 16. Tickets are $9 for members, $10 for nonmembers and $8 for groups of 10 or more. Call 812-289-1329 for reservations or more information. All major credit cards accepted. — Rose Island Playhouse
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HERE COMES THE CHILI BOWL When: 5 to midnight Saturday
Karol Cherry, longtime employee at Fuzzy Zoeller's Covered Bridge Golf Club, will be the beneficiary of the sixth annual Chili Bowl fundraiser in Sellersburg. Submitted photo
KEEP NEW ALBANY CLEAN & GREEN
What: Spring spruce-up When: 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 Where: Meet at Main Source Bank, 100 E. Spring St., New Albany Keep New Albany Clean & Green will be planting pansies in the 40 planters around town in preparation of the statewide preservation conference coming to downtown New Albany in April. Volunteers are needed. Meet at the Main Source parking lot at 3 p.m. with gardening tools.
What: Chili for a cause Where: Covered Bridge Golf Club, 12510 Covered Bridge Road, Sellersburg In its sixth year, the Chili Bowl, which has raised nearly $100,000, will benefit the family of Karol Cherry, longtime employee at Fuzzy Zoeller’s Covered Bridge Golf Club. Nervous Energy will provide the tunes and there will be plenty of chili to taste in the chili cook-off, as well as a hot-dog eating contest, raffle, hole-in-one contest, silent auction and more. Cherry was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in September 2013 after doctors found a cancerous mass. [thechilibowl.org]
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When: Friday [2 p.m. to midnight]; Saturday [10 a.m. to midnight]; Sunday [10 a.m. to 4 p.m.] Where: Ramada Plaza Louisville Convention Center, 1776 Plantside Drive, Louisville Cost: $20/day; $45 for weekend The fourth annual Arcade Expo is the area’s biggest retro video game show with plenty of room to get your Donkey Kong on. The Expo is a celebration of all things retro gaming and features hundreds of pinball, arcade machines, and classic consoles from the 70s, 80s and 90s. [louisvillearcade.com]
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Backwoods song Southern Sirens charm locals with all-female music
By ELIZABETH BEILMAN email@example.com rom the shores of the Ohio River emerges a trio of tune-crooning, string-plucking, spoons-slapping gals who are luring folks in with their sounds. Southern Sirens, a three-piece all-female band, has gained local attention with its rare music, catapulting from forming as a group just three months ago to snagging a spot on-stage at Abbey Road on the River this May. The self-described “folk-Americana-backwoods” band with Southern Indiana ties is Kelsey Lee on percussion, Anna Blanton on violin and Emmy Bodner on guitar and lead vocals. Lee and Blanton were in a band together before Southern Sirens formed, and Blanton and Bodner have known each other since childhood. “It was kind of an experiment at first, just to see what it would sound like and what it was,” Lee, 25, said. “We got a really good response from it.”
The band has been picked up by many local bars and venues, intriguing listeners with its folksy and exclusively all-female tunes. “I think that’s why we’ve had such a good response too, because around here you don’t see it that much,” Bodner said of the girls-only band, adding that the members previously were all a part of mostly male bands. Southern Sirens’ take on The Beatles’ sound for Abbey Road on the River will also be a step away from the norm. The group will perform all Beatles songs, including “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday” and “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” Abbey Road on the River, in its 50th year and dubbed “the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival,” is a big deal for the Sirens, who will join such big-name acts as the Beach Boys and John Sebastian. “We’re kind of choosing songs for the most part that are a little more mellow, pretty,” Blanton, 26, said. “We’re very folk-oriented. I think that will set us apart a lot because I think people will hear a different interpre-
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tation of the music.” Bodner said this is true for any song the band covers. “I think that the way that we play all the songs that we cover, they’re so different from the original you can’t really even compare them,” she said. So far, most of the shows they’ve played have featured cover songs, as requested by the venues that have booked them. They’ve played everything from Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home” to “I’ll Fly Away” from the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Bodner said they’ve recorded a few demos in preparation for a future album. “Right now, we’re getting quite a few songs together for the shows that are coming up,” she said.
• Photos courtesy of RoseBlade Creative Gardens
Though Souther that their stage pre “I think that all really relaxed. It’s we’ve played in so our own, but when on each other. So w then we don’t reall Each brings her cally trained violin inspired percussio sound. “We kind of ope As for now, Sout getting its soundw hold with enticing
rn Sirens just formed in December, the women agree esence just came naturally. three of us, whenever we’re actually on stage, we’re just just pretty easy,” Bodner said. “It works because since o many different bands, individually we could stand on never we’re together we know we don’t have to depend we just do our job and each of us takes our part and ly have to worry about any of it. It just happens.” own finely-tuned influence — from Blanton’s classin notes to Bodner’s powerhouse vocals to Lee’s Latinon beats — to create a multi-layered folk alternative
erate like a unit,” Blanton said. thern Sirens is working on building a fanbase and waves out on peoples’ radars, charming listeners into its g melodies.
Bodner was born in Louisville and attended Floyd Central High School. She has been singing since the age of 4 at her church and made it through 2012’s “American Idol” to audition for the celebrity judges. Bodner now owns a hair salon in New Albany.
Lee was born and raised in Louisville and has been playing percussion since she was 5 years old. She has performed with many worldrenowned musicians. Today, she is the assistant director of Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a 60-plus student musician ensemble.
Raised in Greenville, Blanton has been playing violin since she was 9 years old and graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in music. Blanton has performed in the backup orchestra for TransSiberian Orchestra and is a member of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. — southernsirensmusic.com
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Home base: Louisville [grew up in SoIn] How did you get interested in music? I started playing the violin when I was 11 and developed a healthy love for classical instrumentation. As I got older, I started getting interested in songwriting and picked up the guitar and piano in order to help me do that. And finally, a brief obsession with being on Broadway led to singing lessons and gradually everything just combined into what I do now. Please describe your sound/inspiration. My music is very acoustic/string driven, with a folk/pop influence. My biggest inspirations include Foy Vance, A Fine Frenzy, and Florence + the Machine. What do you enjoy most about playing live? I love getting to interact with the audience. Music is meant to be heard and experienced, and there’s something about getting to watch that experience live that is special. It also helps me to see what songs are good and draw a good reaction from the crowd, and what songs I should retire. What are your goals? I would like to professionally record a five-song EP this spring and hopefully eventually be picked up by a label.
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Like most musicians, my goal is to pay my bills with my music and be able to quit my day job. But more than that, I want to create music that I am proud of and that moves people. And I want to perform that music as often as possible. Upcoming gigs: My next public show is not until April 5 at the Rudyard Kipling. I am currently booking for the month of March, and any booking inquiries can be sent to my Facebook page at facebook.com/rachelmaymusic
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Music Berry Twist opens at huber Winery
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Live music at Big Four Burgers + Beer
Where: Big Four Burgers + Beer, 134 Spring St., Jeffersonville Friday [7:30 to 11:30 p.m.]: Jordan Amos; Saturday [8 p.m. to midnight]: Wyndell Williams
Wick’s Live on State
Where: Wick’s Pizza Parlor, 225 State St., New Albany Today: [9 p.m. to midnight]: open mic; Friday: [7 to 10 p.m.]: Youngstown; [8 p.m. to midnight]: Kacy Lee; [10 p.m. to 2 a.m.]: Nunn Other
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Where:Public Boombazz Pizza andrun Taphouse, Veterans When: performances March 8,1450 15, 22 and 29. Parkway, Jeffersonville School performances are available throughout the Tuesday: Brooklyn Dry Irishfor Stout; $2 6-7, pints10-11, until the keg week and are scheduled March 13-14. floats Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville Cost: “TheForJungle Book” call 812-288-8281 or visit ticket information When: Public performances run March 1, 8, 15, 22 and www.derbydinner.com. 29.Jungle SchoolBook” performances are available throughout “The follows Mowgli, a boy raised by the week are scheduled for Feb.of 27-28, 3-4, wolves, asand he navigates the dangers beingMarch a young 6-7, 10-11, man in the 13-14. jungles of India. With the help of his friends, Where: Derby Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, he Bagheera theDinner Panther and the beloved bear Baloo, Clarksville takes on the menacing Shere Khan the Tiger and Kaa Cost: ticket information call 812-288-8281 orand visita the For Snake. Throw in the mischievous monkeys derbydinner.com beautiful young village girl, Maya, and you are sure to “The Jungle Book” follows Mowgli, a boy raised by have a lot of fun as Mowgli discover life lessons and wolves, as he navigates the dangers of being a the power of friendship. young man in the jungles of India. With the help of his friends, Bagheera the Panther and the beloved “the glass Menagerie” bear Baloo, he takes on the menacing Shere Khan the When: 7:30 through Tiger andtoday Kaa the Snake.Monday Throw in the mischievous Where: St. Marks Church of village Christ Chapel on and monkeys and aUnited beautiful young girl, Maya, Spring, 222 E. Spring St., New Albany you are sure to have a lot of fun. Cost: $10 [reservations required; call 502-380-6569] Directed by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Free concert Service, Inc., New York. All proceeds benefit St. Marks When: 7:30 p.m. March 7 providing heating and air Capital Campaign Fund
conditioning, kitchen andHall clothes misWhere: Richard soup K. Stem Concert of thecloset Paul W. Ogle sions. Cultural and Community Center, IU Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany The Wine event at bristol IU Southeast Music Department will present the When: p.m. Tuesday, March 18 New7Millennium Duo in concert. The duo, comWhere: Bar and Grille, 700 Riversideand Drive, JefprisedBristol of pianist Grace Baugh-Bennett doublefersonville bassist Robert Docs, will perform six pièces caractéBristol Bar and Grille willEmile welcome expert Rudy ristiques: “Op. 46” by Ratez,wine “Gran Allegro” and Basile for an Italian wine dinner. The event begins “Fantasia sur Beatrice di Tenda de Vincenzo Bellini” with a reception at 7 p.m. will feature a special by Givanni Bottesini, “Suiteand Andaluza” by Pedro Valls, four-course menu by chef Richard paired with “Nocturno, Berceuse, and Eligia” byDoering Josep Cerva-Bret, some of Italy’s finest varietals. The price of the dinner and “Love My Double Bassi Concert Waltz” by Louis is $55 per person for four courses, reception appetizWinsel. ers and tasting pours of six wines. Tax and gratuity are not included. Seating is limited, so guests are asked to make reservations by calling the restaurant at 812 Wine event at Bristol When: 7 p.m.[bristolbarandgrille.com] Tuesday, March 18 218-1995. Where: Bristol Bar and Grille, 700 Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville Free concert Bristol Bar Grille will welcome wine expert Rudy When: 7:30and p.m. Friday BasileRichard for an Italian wine dinner. The begins with Where: K Stem Concert Hall of event the Paul W. Ogle a reception 7 p.m. and Center, will feature a special fourCultural andat Community IU Southeast, 4201 courseLine menu by chef Grant Road, NewRichard Albany Doering paired with of Italy’s finest The price of the dinner Thesome IU Southeast Musicvarietals. Department will present the is $55Millennium per personDuo for four courses,The reception appetizNew in concert. duo, comprised erspianist and tasting of six wines. Taxdouble-bassist and gratuity are of Gracepours Baugh-Bennett and not included. Seating is limited, so guests are asked Robert Docs, will perform six pièces caractéristiques: to make reservations by“Gran calling the restaurant at 812“Op. 46” by Emile Ratez, Allegro” and “Fantasia sur Beatrice[bristolbarandgrille.com] di Tenda de Vincenzo Bellini” by Givanni 218-1995. Bottesini, “Suite Andaluza” by Pedro Valls, “Nocturno, Berceuse, and Eligia” by Josep Cerva-Bret, and “Love My Double Bassi Concert Waltz” by Louis Winsel.
Commonwealth brass band 25th Anniversary Concert
When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Richard K Stem Concert Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center, IU Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany Cost: $8 adults; $5 students, seniors, IUS faculty and staff. Tickets: call 812-941-2526, or go online to ius.edu/ oglecenter. The La program Coop —will new menu include the opening fanfare of “Also When: ongoing sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss, “Light as Air” Where: La Coop: Bistro“Shine à Vins, as 732the E. Market St.,Peter Louisby Godfrey Richards, Light” by Graville ham, “Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera” Laby Coop is happy toWebber, announce updates tothe chefMoon” Bobbyby Andrew Lloyd “Dark Side of Benjamin’s Southern-inspired bistro menu. New Paul Lovatt-Cooper, “Siegried’s Funeral March” from starters like country ham beignets and lobster macand “Götterdämmerung” by Richard Wagner, “Thunder n’ cheese bring Kentucky to classic comfort Lightning Polka”aby Johanntwist Strauss II, “Black Knight foods. Some of its Drake diner’sRimmer, favorite specials are now March” by William available every mustard-encrusted salmon “Harbour Lights”day by like Normon with roasted beets andbyhouse-made linguine with Bearcroft, “Light Walk” clams. After more than Barry Gott, “Cherry Pinka year as a Thursday-only offering, Apple a gourmet shortWhite” rib burger and Blossom by topped with pimento cheese, Brussels sprouts slaw and onion jam has been Louiguy, “The Light-Bringer March” added to the permanent menu. For more information, by Martin Cordner, and “This Little call 502-410-2888 or visit coopbistro.com Light of Mine” by Harry Dixon Loes.
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oundmouth will be headlining the Boomtown Ball & Festival in New Albany — kicking off the city’s Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series — with a concert at The Grand on Sunday, May 25. Tickets for the 18-and-over concert go on sale Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m. “The Boomtown Ball & Festival will serve as the kick-off for the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert series,” Mayor Jeff Gahan said in a news release. “The festival will consist of a free outdoor music stage curated with the help of Houndmouth and an open-air flea market/bazaar, all contained right in our downtown.” This event will be held on Market Street on May 25. The City of New Albany has enlisted the support of Flea off Market, a unique Louisville-based outdoor bazaar that will feature tons of regional and local vendors offering records, books, antiques, vintage items, fine arts and crafts, esoterica, and more. Gates for the free family-friendly event open at 1 p.m. Stay tuned for a full lineup of music on the outdoor stage curated by Houndmouth. The Boomtown Ball & Festival will culminate with the Houndmouth show. That first November 2011 night, when Houndmouth all fell together at the Green House in New Albany, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with a curiosity about what might happen, according to the release. Matt Myers (guitar), Shane Cody (drums), Katie Toupin (keyboard/organ), and Zak Appleby (bass) all hail from the Indiana side of the river, where they knew each other from around, the release stated. After playing locally in Louisville and Indiana for three months, Houndmouth made the pilgrimage to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, with just its homemade EP in hand. A little buzz convinced Rough Trade Record’s Geoff Travis to come have a listen. of such things are
houndmouth performs at headliners Music hall in november 2013. the band will be performing a hometown show headlining the boomtown ball & Festival at the grand on May 25. Staff photo by Tyler Stewart
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dreams made. Months of conversation and a proper studio later, its debut album, “From the Hills Below the City,” was released by Rough Trade in June of 2013. The band has been on the road for over
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a year — opening for the Drive-By Truckers, the Lumineers, the Alabama Shakes, Lucero, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals — as well as headlining on its own. The band is more than excited to finally play its first proper hometown show in New Albany. “It’s been a crazy ride since we started as a band, and one thing we’ve always wanted to do is play a special New Albany show,” the band stated in the release. “All of the amazing local fans, from both sides of the ohio, have become an extended family to us. So much of our music and our success are directly influenced by our hometown, and we couldn’t be more grateful. We look forward to celebrating with everyone on May 25th.” The event is produced by Louisvillebased buyers Production Simple, Concerts & Events and radio sponsorship is being provided by 91.9 WFPK. WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2013? SPORTS, PAGE B1
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Red Carpet Liquors employee gives account BY GARY POPP
JEFFERSONVILLE — An employee of Red Carpet Liquors in Jeffersonville was shot during an attempted robbery Saturday night. Jeffersonville police reported Patel Kamleshkumar, 41, of Jeffersonville, was shot multiple times about 8 p.m. Kamleshkumar was shot by the
masked gunman, said another employee, Loretta Banister, of Clarksville, who witnessed the incident. Banister said she and Kamleshkumar were both working when the gunman entered the business on Crestview Court and 8th Street. She said she was in the back of the business retrieving several bottles to stock when she heard the doorbell that rings when the front
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Right, David Mull, of Sellersburg, holds hands with his son Jack, 5, as he tries ice skating for the first time at the Jeffersonville Ice Rink. The rink will be open seven days a week through Jan. 6, then remain open only on weekends through Jan. 27. For specific times visit www.jeffmainstreet.org.
STAFF PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER FRYER
Below, Blair Kaelin enjoyed some time at the Jeffersonville Ice Rink Monday afternoon.
STAFF PHOTO BY C.E. BRANHAM
door is opened. As she came from the storage area to the front of the business she saw the gunman with his arms stretched over the counter pointing a firearm at Kamleshkumar. “I ducked down so he didn’t see that I was there,” Banister said. She said she never got a good look at the suspect during the incident, but she could see from her crouched position his arms holding a gun pointed at her co-worker. SEE SHOOTING, PAGE A6
Jeffersonville firefighters Mark McCutcheon, Rick VanGilder and Travis Sharp recently spent two weeks in the city of Long Beach in New York aiding in Hurricane Sandy relief.
STAFF PHOTO BY C.E. BRANHAM
Help when it’s needed most JFD gets relief to hurricane survivors Three firefighters spent two weeks in New York BY GARY POPP
JEFFERSONVILLE — A group of Jeffersonville firefighters have returned from helping out with Hurricane Sandy recovery and said help there is ongoing. Jeffersonville Fire Department Maj. Michael McCutcheon, Maj. Travis Sharp and Capt. Rick
than 30,000 people following the October hurricane. The work was more paper-filing than pulling people from homes, but their services were greatly needed as the entire four-mile long island had been covered by water during the surging storm. JFD Chief Eric Hedrick said the need for relief services — after initial crews conduct search and rescue efforts — are often underestimated. “After immediate response to save lives, there