- 25 Bands to Watch
PERSONNEL: Jayson Benn (guitar, vocals) and Sarah Benn (bass, banjo, vocals), with Brad Thorla (drums) and David Marchione (drums).
FILE UNDER: Lo-fi blues-folk-rock
LATEST RELEASE: "We All Started in the Same Place" album
SOUND BITE: "I feel most free and most me when I'm performing in this band," says Sarah Benn. "The rest of my life is consumed by things I have to do. When I get up onstage, I get to do what I want to do, and it feels so good. I love the sadness of everyday existence. Things aren't perfect. It's OK to feel that way and not have to play happy songs. They're happy in their own way."
CHECK 'EM OUT: 6:30 tonight (Sept.2 3) at Ohio Music Shop, 118 E. Main St., Kent (330-673-4700), with Thrift Store CowboysJohn Soeder