Tonight I had the good fortune to meet Zoe Keating, a cellist from California... and got to sit in on a recording session with her and Paul Mercer. On a personal level she's aces all the way, and her music is phenomenal.
Zoe's MySpace page Check out the video clips as well as the .mp3's, because the system in which she performs (and accompanies herself) is quite clever.
For those in the Atlanta area, Zoe will be performing at Eyedrum on Friday 6/29 at 9:00 pm. On the same bill, Paul will be performing with his ensemble The Ghosts Project.
With any luck, they'll share some stage time, because they complemented one another beautifully in the studio. Who knows if anything will come of their collaboration earlier tonight, but it's rich with possibilities, because their musical styles are similar enough to make them compatible, but different enough to lead each other into new directions.
Unfortunately, I will be out of town on the night of the show (that's why I bowed and scraped to hang out in the studio).