KPLU Studio Sessions
5:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

The Tierney Sutton Band: A true group effort

Singer Tierney Sutton’s band were in deep discussion five minutes before their live in-studio performance on KPLU last Wednesday, trying to decide which three songs to play for our audience. It was just one example of how interconnected each member of this quartet really is.

We learned more about each band member’s extra-musical skills were divided, how they’d go about sharing their surely impending Grammy Award (they've been nominated for five so far), and Tierney told us about walking the fine line as lyrical story teller and vocal improviser.

The band played three diverse tunes:  the bluesy "Wayfaring Stranger," the lesser-known Harold Arlen ditty "The Eagle and Me," and an exciting trip through George and Ira Gershwin’s classic "It Ain’t Necessarily So." (video above)