BY ALISE CHAFFINS
When Grace Campbell heard that 123 Nice Avenue was searching for an area act to open for nationwide artist Kassi Valazza tonight, she was fast to verify her title was within the pool.
“I used to be kind of freaking out as a result of I believed I might actually do properly on this spot and I believe our sound would actually complement one another properly,” Campbell informed The Dominion Submit.
Campbell and Valazza are a part of the singer/songwriter fashion of music, which is to say that it’s music that covers a big swath of genres.
The present will likely be at 8 p.m. right now at 123 Nice Avenue. Advance tickets are $15 and could be bought at 123pleasantstreet.com.
Valazza gained a following when she self-released her album “Pricey Lifeless Days” in 2019. Shortly following that launch, she dropped a digital EP titled “Freeway Sounds” final yr. Her newest album, “Kassi Valazza Is aware of Nothing” dropped only a few months in the past on Fluff & Gravy Information, giving her the chance to succeed in a bigger viewers.
Campbell has a single on a compilation album titled “Who’d You Fall in Love With Now?” accessible wherever you buy music. It was recorded in partnership with the WVU Music Business program’s student-run label. She and her performing companion Dalton Matheny will launch a full album by the tip of this yr.
Each Campbell and Valazza write songs that inform tales, utilizing poetic lyrics to move the listener into their worlds. Valazza’s newest album delves into subjects like love, life on the street and the hazard of sitting nonetheless and letting life cross you by. Her instrumentation and vocals conjure a people nation sound that has broad enchantment.
Campbell’s single is a enjoyable, energetic tune concerning the issue of writing love songs and the generally too private questions that end result from them. She stated she is worked up to share extra of her authentic music with the viewers tonight.
When requested about how Campbell and Matheny collaborate, Matheny stated, “Grace is the lyrical genius and I’m the instrumental man. More often than not Grace will provide you with an thought and produce it to me and we workshop it and it turns into one thing.”
Campbell likes to mix the literal and metaphor in her lyrics.
“Plenty of my lyrics are impressed by life, in fact. I’m telling the story of what has occurred with me emotionally after which placing these ideas into an attention-grabbing method that’s charming and relatable for an viewers to hearken to. I don’t need to make myself cry — I need to make myself and different individuals cry.”
You’ll be able to comply with each artists on their web sites: kassivalazza.com and gracecampbellmusic.com.