Rocket Shop 8/15/2012: Vedora; Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

Kat Wright Words by Ben Nordstrom. Photo by Lily Chau.

Tonight we were visited by two members of Kat Wright and The Indomitable Soul Band, Kat Wright herself and Shane Hardiman. The two are both very talented, and between Kat’s passionate vocals and Shane’s soulful tunes on keys, it was an especially great show. They performed Otis Redding’s soul classic “Pain in My Heart," followed by a bluesy arrangement of the traditional piece “Motherless Child,"and they finished with the Ray Charles tune “Let’s Go Get Stoned." They both put their hearts into it, and the end result was something that felt a lot more personal and heartfelt than your average radio performance.

The Indomitable Soul Band has been together for two years this December, starting as a four-piece and eventually bringing in other instruments such as horns. They play at the Radio Bean every Thursday, and other gigs this summer include a fundraiser at American Flatbread in Waitsfield, Summervale, the Art Hop, and of course Manifestivus.


Words by Fabian Rainville. Photo by Lily Chau.

Vedora is an ambitious and colorful trio with powerful song writing and brilliant vocals. The band consists of bassist/singer Caroline, guitarist/singer Matt and drummer Jeff who was not with us for radio production. The sound from the studio was at times a mix of ethereal guitar playing and groovy bass lines complimented with Caroline’s wonderful singing. Other times the sound was a reminiscent of Nirvana and The Cranberries with a tasteful Vedora spin. The band has an unnamed album releasing in the near future; be sure to catch this band live at local venues!

The Rocket Shop Playlist: Vedora, “In the Pines” (Live) Vedora, “Basalt Anchor” (Live) Vedora, ”Maria” (Live) Vedora, “Terrarium” (Live) Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, “Pain in My Heart” by Otis Redding (Live) Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, “Troubles, Heartaches and Sadness” by Anne Peebles (Live) Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, “Motherless Child” (Live) Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, “Let’s Go Get Stoned” by Ray Charles (Live)