Bonus MP3: Somebody's Darling -- "Farewell"
Somebody's Darling is a somewhat recently formed local alt-country/pop quartet led by vocalist Amber Farris and guitarist David Ponder. Farris and Ponder spent two years in a Dallas band called Raleigh, releasing an EP and an LP before lead singer Josh King bolted to Austin.
Recruiting bassist Adam Carter and drummer Nate Wedan, Farris and Ponder decided to head in a more alt-country direction and Somebodys Darling was born. The song “Farewell” will be featured on an EP slated for release in the next couple of weeks, and it’s a gem--kind of like if Old 97’s were fronted by Katrina Leskanich.
You can catch the band at Aparicio’s in McKinney on July 5th or save on the gas and wait until July 12th to check them out in Dallas at the City Tavern. At both of these shows Somebody’s Darling will open up for Hymns, a talented New York act with local ties. You'll have little luck finding a better bill of country--alt- or otherwise. --Darryl Smyers
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