You Knew Me When Show Review July 4th, 2013 The Other Place, Clear Lake, Iowa

July 19, 2013 by: Shauna O'Donnell

You Knew Me When Show Review

July 4th, 2013
The Other Place, Clear Lake, Iowa
By: Matty
You Knew Me When is:
Karisa Hoover(ukelele,vocals, glockenspiel)
Cie Hoover(guitars, vocals, bass drum)
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It is developing into an annual tradition in Clear Lake, Iowa.  You Knew Me When playing a show in an intimate beer garden setting at The Other Place in Clear Lake, Iowa.  I was excited to check them out again and to catch up with an old friend from school for a bit.  It was a lovely 4th of July and in the midst of the fireworks and the pageantry that Independence Day brings.  You Knew Me When’s music gives the listener subtle reminders to slow down and appreciate organic, stripped down to its very core music.
You Knew Me When is a Nashville, Tennessee-based duo that is touring in support off of their latest record entitled “You, Me, and the Rest of the World”.  They have recently taken a leap of faith and left their respective careers and that is to pursue their passion and love for making music.  My readers have read a similar review to this from last year, however, I’m going to make things a little bit differently.
I will start off by saying this.  You Knew Me When has grown exponentially as a duo in terms of their stage presence, confidence, and the sound quality of their live performance.  The range of emotions hit me in terms of a reflective state of mind, as showcased in their single entitled “Slow Down”, to snapping my fingers and tapping my toes in a song off of their “new” record entitled “In Moderation”, to being blown away in awe with their brilliant cover of “Glycerine”, originally done by Bush.  To Karisa and Cie, I may be just a writer in my little corner of the world, but I plead with you to make a recording of that song.  But I digress.
In the midst of the chaos and pageantry that is Independence Day, You Knew Me When reminds us to love your significant other in “Lucky Me”, not to take life for granted, in their video single from their previous album “This World’s a Box”, and that sometimes we have to take a leap of faith if we want to live out a dream in their song entitled “To Be Anything”.  It was a very entertaining show in terms of tight musicianship, soulful melodies, and in terms of just enjoying the weather in the 4th of July, kicking back and relaxing, and listening to some great music.  I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for You Knew Me When.  Please go to i-Tunes, Amazon, their official website, or Bandcamp to check out their music.  Below, check out their video entitled “Lucky Me”.

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