Gladden House Sessions 2016: Lake Street Dive

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Check out Brooklyn-based, multi-genre outfit Lake Street Dive on this episode of Gladden House Sessions.

The quartet consists of Rachael Price on lead vocals, Mike Calabrese on percussion, Bridget Kearney on standup bass and Mike “McDuck” Olson on guitar and trumpet. Lake Street Dive formed around 2007 at Boston’s New England Conservatory, with the initial intention of being a “jazz country” band. After learning that all band members were raised on the same genres of music (lots of Beatles and Motown), Lake Street Dive drew from these roots and hammered their sound into something a little more indie pop, all while keeping their signature jazzy vibe.

Their newest release, Side Pony, was released earlier this year on Nonesuch Records; featuring songs written by all four band members.

Lake Street Dive started off their set with “I Don’t Care About You” off their new album. Rachael’s powerful voice soared over the rhythmic accompaniment, captivating the entire audience. Their next song, “How Good it Feels,” was written by bassist Bridget Kearney. The song combines melancholy lyrics with a catchy tune, which led many to sing along. “Call Off Your Dogs” was the band’s next song selection and perhaps the most upbeat of the first three. Lake Street Dive closed out their set with a cover of “Lola” by The Kinks, leaving the crowd excited to see their full set on the main stage.