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The Blind Spots - Utica Music and Arts Festival Artist Highlight

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Don’t be fooled into thinking that female-fronted bands can’t rock – The Blind Spots’ electrifying lead vocalist and force of nature Maddy Walsh can hang with the best of them, finding inspiration in artists such as Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Otis Redding, Björk, John Lennon, and Etta James, to name a few. Returning to New York from grad school in California where she honed her craft of poetry and lyric writing, Walsh met guitarist and singer / songwriter Mike Suave. The two began collaborating as a folk duo, but the idea for the project evolved quickly, and they added bassist Khris Oursler, keyboard player David Openshaw, and drummer Jeff Turback, allowing them to begin writing songs with greater power and spectrum. Armed with a full rock band, Walsh and Suave dove out of the coffee houses headfirst into the late-night club scene, and the young audiences are happy they’re here.

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