SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Laura Bean, Bassy Cowboy Club, 10pm
There’s no mistaking Laura Bean when she walks into a room. Since the red-haired Southern belle, who not-so-long-ago called Kentucky her home, settled down in Berlin a few years back, she has made damn well certain that people know who she is. And if her presence isn’t demanding enough on its own, her music is.
While you can’t judge a book by its cover, this one is telling nonetheless. Bean carries herself with a graceful yet rough-and-rowdy poise evocative of a free-spirited Southern woman. Deeply engrained Americana influences point to her bluegrass and honky-tonk roots, while her lyrics tell a story of the backwoods, its people, its music, and its drink.
Savour the experience in the most appropriate of venues, Bassy Cowboy Club, and treat your ears and eyes to an authentic piece of musical styling direct from the source: there’s a reason, after all, why Kentucky is the Bluegrass State. Natalye Childress
Bassy Cowboy Club, Schönhauser Allee 176A, 10119 Berlin; 030 37 44 80 20; U: Senefelderplatz; admission €7