“The Relative Pitch presents…” Saturday, October 17, 2015 (recap)

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From Left to Right: Frances Mehlenbacher, McKenzie Morgan, The Relative Pitch founder Rissi Palmer, & Yael Madero

On Saturday, October 17, we celebrated our second “The Relative Pitch Presents…” at Sola Coffee Cafe’ in North Raleigh. This show was created to highlight some of the outstanding talent I have seen perform at the Relative Pitch Open Mic in the past who I felt were ready for a larger platform. Our featured performers were indie/alternative singer McKenzie Morgan, and singer-songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Yael Madero and Frances Mehlenbacher.  We had a packed house and the ladies didn’t disappoint!

Yael started the evening off with some of her favorite re-worked covers. Though it was her first ever “gig”, she dazzled the crowd. Here is a clip of her performing her version of “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac:

Next was McKenzie Morgan. Already a seasoned open mic performer, she took the bold step to perform her own set and did an awesome job. Here is a clip of her performance of The Rolling Stones “Wild Horses”:

Finally, our last performer of the evening was Frances Mehlenbacher. At 16, she’s a polished professional. She switched between her guitar and ukelele and gave the audience a great show. Here is a clip of her performing Elle King’s “Exs & Ohs”:

Talent runs in Frances’ family because her older sister came up and accompanied her on a The Civil Wars cover:

A BIG thank you to Sola for their space and hospitality as well as to all those who came to support the young artists!  I am in the process of planning our next show and have a fabulous line up.  Stay tuned!!!

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