Sunflower Bean with Kevin Krauter
September 19th, 2018
Photos and words by Emily May
NY rock band Sunflower Bean made a stop in Louisville, KY recently on their current tour in support of their latest album Twentytwo In Blue. Although the band performed on a Wednesday night, a large crowd filled the venue, excited to rock out to the band’s fun and upbeat rock and roll. Singer Julia Cumming has an incredible voice and is able to hit a wide range of pitches with ease. Her voice was made for singing rock and roll! She and guitarist Nick Kivlen were very interactive with each other and drummer Jacob Faber, as well as with the crowd. With Cumming clad in a black fitted bodysuit with white fringe and sequins, sparkly shoes, and bold blue eye make up and Kevlin in a white jumpsuit, they were ready to have a good time with the crowd this evening. Early into the set, Cumming told the crowd to move forward, motioning towards the stage with her hands and joking that this wasn’t a school dance! Although the band did play a couple of songs off of their first album, such as “Easier Said” and “I Was Home”, much of the set contained songs of of their latest album, including “I Was A Fool”, “Burn It”, “Memoria”, and Puppet Strings”. Several times throughout the set Kevlin sang into a microphone that was a telephone and towards the end of the set, Cumming hopped off stage and walked through the crowd and sang. Although the band exited the stage at the end of their set, the house lights stayed dim and the crowd was cheering and chanting for one more song. The band came back out, thanking the crowd for coming out this evening and ended their set with “I Am Home”. It was a fun night of rock and roll that had the crowd dancing and singing all night. Indianapolis pop artist Kevin Krauter opened the show and got the crowd ready for the evening ahead!