By now, many of you have seen the news that Kathleen will be stepping down from her off-center stage spot in Summer Son. Some new opportunities at her day job (blegh) are making our tour schedule difficult to maintain. We begrudgingly accepted her decision to leave, but we made her promise to at least stop by and sing a few at our shows every once in a while.
But there is a silver lining… in our search for a new singer, we stumbled across Samantha Masokas. Naturally, we were worried that we would have a hard time finding someone to fill some pretty big (platform) shoes, but Sam jumped right in with just a few rehearsals, and we’re happy to announce her as our newest member. Sam is really hitting the ground running, and will already be singing about 20 songs at her first show. Her voice adds a great new texture to the sound, and we think her personality is pretty okay too!*
And as if Sam’s beautiful voice isn’t enough, she is also an accomplished songwriter, guitarist, ukelelist (ukeleler?), and Jack Daniel’s aficionado. To be fair, the ability to drink straight whiskey is the second bullet point on the job description, so we can’t give her too much credit for that.
To say that the band is excited about this next chapter would be a HUGE understatement. With the new lineup locked (and loaded…), you are definitely not gonna want to miss a chance to catch a show.
Come hear Sam, and the new sound, live and in-person at an Upcoming Show–and check out her full bio on the Member Bios page. Sam will be joining us for her debut this Friday, 11/11 at Evenflow Music & Spirits in Geneva, IL, and she’ll be full-time beginning 11/17.
*Just kidding, she’s totally awesome.