VAVÁ’s Performance for Out Of Mind Fest Left Me Breathless
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… I remember the first time I saw VAVÁ perform live. It was at the now-shuttered Bootleg Theater, and I was gobsmacked by her and her music. She’s a storyteller whose soul-searching stories are adorned with the mellifluous notes of her ever-improving mastery of the guitar.
While I love her recorded music, there’s a real, palpable vulnerability in her music when she performs her music live. Your heart will break- in a good way- when it is just her and her guitar and you hear her pour her soul out for the world to see/hear. In fact, I’m amazed at how VAVÁ is able to keep it together herself when she performs those songs live. When she performed “The Other Side”, my eyes may have gotten a tad misty.
For the final two songs of her set, VAVÁ had vocalist and collaborator, Jackie Lipson join her on stage to perform songs that they had co-written during the pandemic. Jackie’s harmonies perfectly complimented VAVÁ’s melody, verified by the smattering of “yeahs” that came from the crowd when that first harmony hit …”
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