2016 Gladden House Sessions: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons

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On this episode of Gladden House Sessions, check out this performance of Angela Perley with Chris Connor of Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons.

Formed in 2009 in Columbus, OH, indie rockers Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons bring local flair to an international audience. Their debut album, Hey Kid, was released in 2014, and features the track “Athens,” which won Perley an International Songwriting Award that same year. “Athens” is, indeed, about Athens, OH, and pays tribute to the time Perley spend at Ohio University. The band’s latest work, Homemade Vision, released earlier this year, has been called “their best yet,” by many critics and fans alike. Perley is often compared to strong-voiced female artists, such as Grace Potter.

Perley and Connor kicked off their set with a stripped down version of “Your Love,” off of Homemade Vision. In this song, Perley’s strong voice sings out over the minimal accompaniment and draws quite a large crowd. They follow up with “I’ve Been Blue,” a slower, yet still powerful song. Perhaps the most interesting moment of the set takes place during the performance of “Easy,” during which Perley used a saw blade to make a psychedelic tone in the middle of the song. Connors and Perley close out their set with “Green Eyes,” an upbeat rock song that left the crowd grooving and excited.