The Rainbow Girls’ Organic Americana And Seamless Harmonies Leaves And Impression REVIEW+PHOTOS: The Rainbow Girls at The Ford 6/23/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Kicking off the evening was a strong performance by the Bay Area trio Rainbow Girls. The Rainbow Girls are Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey and Vanessa Wilbourn and I absolutely loved their organic Americana and seamless harmonies. Their performance was spirited and spunky, filled with sharp repartee with the audience which at one point got the entire venue throwing up middle fingers to protest the then-current state of Supreme Court in light of the opinion that overturned the Roe vs Wade precedent.
Their music is a bluesy kinda folk with a country twang. They sang as the sun set and the typically late-arriving Los Angeles crowd sauntered to their seats. It’s a shame that people in Los Angeles prefer to be fashionably late than on time, as I’m sure that they would have loved not only the Rainbow Girls’ wonderful music, but also their congenial personalities. They earned as many laughs between songs as they didn’t applause when their songs finished.
But what really makes this group stand out are the simple yet lush three-part harmonies. There’s a real sense of musical traditional in those harmonies. A bit of a call back to the Andrew Sisters if the Andrew Sister sang folk music. Each member was featured as a soloist at some point during the set, further demonstrating the group’s strong vocal abilities. Their performance impressed me so much that I purchased a vinyl copy of their 2017 album American Dream and even shelled-out a few extra buckets for a copy that was autographed. Money well spent…”
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