Welcome to What I Like, our weekly chat with local musicians about their favorite things.
This week: the Blackbird Revue
The Blackbird Revue plays country-inspired ballads and adrenaline-ridden, soaring anthems fueled by ear-catching harmonies. The band is currently writing new material but won't start recording for a while. Stop by one of the Revue's shows, though, and you'll most likely catch a new tune. Buy the band's album, The Whaler & Other Stories, on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby or straight from the band.
Favorite local band: Vedera
Favorite nonlocal band: Ray LaMontagne, Band of Horses
All-time fave songs: "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash, "Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams, "He Lays in the Reins" by Iron & Wine and Calexico, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones, "Two" by Ryan Adams, "The Snow Leopard" by Shearwater.
Best recent film I’ve seen: Get Low
Best recent book I’ve read: N/A
Favorite TV show: Murder, She Wrote
Favorite Podcast: N/A
Favorite venue: In KC: Uptown Theater. Nationally: the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Favorite place to eat in Kansas City: Blue Bird Bistro
Favorite neighborhood in Kansas City: Waldo
Favorite bar in Kansas City: R Bar
Favorite drink: Japanese Slipper (R Bar)
Favorite article of clothing: Anything by Bandwagon Merch
Catch the band's next show on September 24, 10 a.m., at the Plaza Art Fair. Free, all-ages.