More than 11 years ago, I met a group of girls in Ann Arbor (so, it was a Justin Guarini concert in a food court, and they were rocking homemade t-shirts with "Justin" written in glitter. Don't judge
Tonight, thanks to fully grown Lizzy Finn, we got to see a Jill & Kate house concert in her friend Kelly's backyard. You may remember this singing/songwriting duo from their somewhat regular appearances on my blog (here, here, here and here). I first met them when they were touring as Kelly Clarkson's background singers for six years, and they have (during and since) released a handful of solo albums, mostly containing originals, but also including a recent covers album featuring their own versions of seven songs by some famous independent women (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Jann Arden, Jordin Sparks and Kelly Clarkson).
After recently touring with country star Trace Adkins as his background singers, Jill & Kate are currently on a house tour across the Midwest and stopped in Farmington Hills, Michigan for a relaxing evening of good music and good friends. They played a setlist including songs from each of their albums (and one brand new one, "Better," not yet released), stopping between each one to chat, tell stories about the songs' meanings, and answer questions.
All of my photos from tonight are here.