Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Sounds of Summer recap of Satarra’s Kendall Square performance
The rains came, on and off again, but Satarra lit up the @KendallSquare Concert series with a sunny disposition and Indie R&B tunes infused with hope and promise. The Atlanta-born singer-songwriter played a mellow bass and her accompanying band (keyboard, drums, and guitar) helped drive a lively, engaging set, which pleased the lunchtime crowd that braved the showers and missing the big USA-Germany World Cup match.
Those who came got a richly deserved treat, as Satarra had the audience bouncing in their seats with a string of original compositions and funky R&B classics, including Kellee Patterson’s “If it Don’t Fit (Don’t Force It)” and a stirring rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie.” Satarra chatted up the audience and effortlessly flowed through the 60-minute performance.
Notably, Satarra showcased her songwriting talents with an introspective, poignant “Civil Right,” a song she wrote in the past year as a manifesto to “explain all the things everyone deserves; to love and be loved.” Satarra also gave the crowd a taste of her bass-playing skills during her original, “Lullaby,” an enchanting love song that channeled the energy and style of acoustic Indie artists Corrine Bailey Rae and India.Arie.
Satarra’s @Kendall_Square performance is surely an indicator of things to come and we hope that means finding her way to the big stage someday soon. To hear more from Satarra head to her Youtube channel, and via twitter @SatarraAlayia.