NXNE 2011: The Cowgirl Choir @ The Comfort Zone by Stephanie Cloutier

THURSDAY - I have a confession to make: I want to run away and join the Cowgirl Choir. But if I can’t join them, then I will become one of their biggest groupies. Yes, just one of them. I have a feeling that these ladies will amass a dozen more fans like me in the near future. If you haven’t heard of them, it’s only a matter time before everyone will know who these ladies are.

For the past couple of months, the Cowgirl Choir have been much in demand, performing across the city. Last night, they performed at the Comfort Zone for their first ever NXNE show.

Despite their early timeslot, they successfully gathered a small yet loyal group of fans to the after-hours dance club. The Comfort Zone may seem like an odd venue to show a group of harmonizing ladies singing country and pop tunes under black lights, but the club does boast some of the best acoustics I’ve heard yet.

The ladies, joined by their guitarist Scott Maynard, are best known for performing covers by Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Tom Waits. They had everyone’s foot tapping with “Look At Miss Ohio”, along with a lively medley of “Love Cats” and tugged at our heart’s string with their rendition of “Jolene”.

Last night’s performance was a perfect way to start everyone’s epic music journey. But if you’ve missed it, do not fret: the ladies are very much in demand and no doubt will be performing at a music venue near you soon.

Photos by Stephanie "Slash" Cloutier

More of our coverage of NXNE 2011 here.

Stephanie Cloutier is a photographer, writer, and a wannabe lady of leisure. Her work has appeared in NOW Magazine, blogTO and SoundProof Magazine. You can find her posts here, find more of her work on her website here, follow her on Twitter (@stephcloutier) and e-mail her at steph@littleredumbrella.com


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