Kat Wright

Kat Wright

Francesca Blanchard, SoundCheck

Sun, Dec 30, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom

$20 advance | $25 day of show | $40 two-day pass

This event is all ages

Kat Wright
Kat Wright
Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.

“Frighteningly good.” -Boston Public Radio

“…jumped right off the screen in their Tiny Desk contest entry.” -NPR Music

“Her smooth and serene sounding voice gives any man the chills; kind of like the capabilities Grace Potter and Susan Tedeschi possess…” -Cider Mag

“…their shows are love and happiness. Be prepared to be blown away by Wright’s voice. I certainly was!”
-Portland Press Herald

“Gritty, powerful and sultry…” -Next2Shine.com
Francesca Blanchard
Francesca Blanchard is a young French-American singer-songwriter whose lyrics and melodies reflect her bilingual and multicultural upbringing. Born in the south of France where her family resided until she was ten, Francesca recalls her Mediterranean childhood as one of bare feet on terra cotta tiles, fuchsia sunsets, and mistral breezes. La vie douce (the sweet life) aptly describes the rhythm and rhyme of those early years, where hours spent daydreaming and gazing off at the white-capped waves further nourished a love of wild, open spaces and the solitary peace of simple living in the heart of a family that was anything but conventional.
SoundCheck is a band of 11 Vermont high school students currently representing 8 different high schools under the leadership of noted Vermont music educator and Rowland Fellow, Brian Boyes. Currently in its 2nd year, the band regularly performs at schools and community events across Vermont sharing their original music that addresses social justice issues to tackle hate, racism and injustice. School performances often include workshops led by the band members to raise awareness, spark dialogue and catalyze action. During the upcoming school we anticipate performances in New England and New York as well.

For its inaugural year, the students performed and led workshops at 12 Vermont schools. In addition to releasing a music video series and EP, SoundCheck was featured by two prominent media outlets - Vermont Public Radio and Seven Days’ Stuck In Vermont.
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403