25 April 2009

Kalai - Private Concert!!!

What a cool and amazing night we had last night!!
So about 4-5 years go I was introduced to an artist named Kalai. He's not too mainstream - and actually keeps a low profile. BUT his music is INCREDIBLE, he writes all his own music and lyrics! He's got 4 albums out, and a new one on the way. I've been such a big fan, but since he never tours I kinda figured I'd never see him play.

Well as it turns out, he was up here in Seattle doing a show for a local college and my friend Woody e-mailed him and asked if he could do a private concert.... and he agreed!!!!
So 25 of us piled over to Danah's house (a girl I don't really know but she's really nice) and Kalai came and performed in her living room!
How cool is that?!?!
As soon as he arrived I almost couldn't believe he was going to be sitting 4 feet in front of me. Of course I asked him if he took requests and gave him a list of about 8 songs I wanted to hear =) Luckily he did play my favorites and some more that haven't been released yet, which were awesome!!! Can't wait for the new album to come out. Anyway, Gen, Alissa and I were like giddy little girls - only we had to try to contain it cause he was in the room with us. It was such a wonderful experience, like nothing else. And as it turns out, he's a really really cool and humorous guy. He had the room laughing the whole time. And the good news is Philip was thoroughly impressed. So glad you enjoyed it babe!

Mike playing on Kalai's guitar
Me, Gen, Kalai, and Liss
Yeah, we bought shirts and had him sign them =)

I did take some video's but they don't do him justice AT ALL. He did everything acoustic. Just him and his guitar. Beautiful. (If you're wondering, these are from his album "Acoustacism")


Sylvia said...

Wow Mandy, that's very cool. So glad you guys had that opportunity!

Alix said...

Mandy... That is way awesome! I wish I could have experienced that! I love Kalai!