Lisa Ridgely & The Fainting Room w/Testa Rosa & Goodnight, Gold Dust
Three lady-fronted bands in one night, on one stage! It's going to be excellent.
Testa Rosa once again applies the amped-up drama of classic girl-group records to dreamy ballads that brazenly pull at the heartstrings. Betty Blexrud-Strigens’ vocals remain the focal point.Ridgely’s music takes you a lot of places, and that she can use humor to reflect on a serious life issue makes her songwriting that much more powerful.
Mankato, Minn.-based goodnight gold dust's songs are rooted by Laura Schultz's voice and their music plays around with folk, blues, a teensy bit of jazz, and their most recent tunes have addressed themes of loss and how we cope.