with Humble Digs Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. Theres soul flowing in and out of her rock n roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul musics sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartaches apology. Its funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little like it should.Supporting her is a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys; a powerful, three-piece horn section; an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top. Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. They aim right for the heart and move your soul without overlooking your ass.Confident, cool and, well indomitable.Working their magic throughout the Northeast and preparing to extend far beyond the region, Kat and the band are on a simple quest to send people out feeling better than when they walked in to the show
The City of Holyoke was first established in 1850 and is located in the Hampden County area. The Connecticut River runs along the city where the first of many dams was built in 1848.
Holyoke is claimed to be the "Birthplace of Volleyball" which was invented by a man named William G. Morgan at the Holyoke YMCA in 1895. Just to name a few recreational attractions there is the Volleyball Hall of Fame along with Wistariahurst Museum and a wonderful Children's museum there is also the Holyoke Heritage State Park which includes the Mt. Park Merry Go Round and hosts "Celebrate Holyoke" a three day event that includes nationally known performers.