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Danica Sommer bares soul at Slice

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Danica Sommer returned to the Slice to play an assortment of  originals and covers to open for the Richard Inman band, Friday, Sept. 8.

Danica Sommer and Austin Phillips at the Slice, Sept. 8. Photo by Richard Amery

I arrived in the middle of Sommer and lead guitarist Austin Phillips’s beautiful version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

Danica Sommer is always a joy to hear, with her plaintive, heartfelt vocals.

 She  played a couple originals inspired by her dad.


“10 years” was a highlight as usual as she talked a little about  how angry she=e was at her dad,  then at age 27 decided to let it go and write a lot of songs abut it.

 She also played ‘24 Frames,” but I don’t think it was the Jason Isbel song.'  She blended elements of folk, jazz on pop into her music.


 The Richard Inman Band  played a similar set to last week”s show at the Owl Acoustic lounge, but this time featured Megan Brown on fiddle, which added a lot to covers of  the Turnpike Troubadours’ “Pay No Rent.” and  Sturgill Simpson”s “ You Can Have the Crown”

 They played a hot version of Johnny Cash”s  “ Folsom Prison Blues ” as Brown wandered into the audience, playing her fiddle.

 I had to wander off myself as they were playing their beautiful version of  the Chick’s  hit “Travelling Soldier.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 September 2023 23:21 )  
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