1.21.2010

The Charismatic VERO @ Rockwood Music Hall

Vero @ Rockwood Music Hall

Vero!! Pronunciation: Emphasize a long roll of the R and add Spanish flair. Formally Mahogany and now Vero! Only one name is fitting for this charismatic performer.

Vero AKA Veronica Sanchez is a singer songwriter whose sultry voice is downright full of feeling. Vero switching between guitar and ukulele was backed by an acoustic band of folk/rock supports; Josh Miller’s gorgeous guitar leads, the attentive feisty drummer T and Wilson Novitzki on bass.

Vero’s songwriting is like an urban Loretta Lynn with a lesbian twist, some Spanish spice and street rap. She delivers her heartfelt stories with the passion of authenticity.

Especially effective was a reassuring song to her father about her lifestyle. When she sang the song “Kissed” it was so sexy I was ready to switch sides. We were treated to an Argentinean folk cover that was emotional and powerful. Fuck English, she made her roots shine! I felt every nuance.

Vero @ Rockwood Music Hall

The set ended with an awesome spontaneous rap spar with an audience member. Plant maybe? But when she handed over the mic they went at it. It was crazy fun and a perfect ending.

A Vero set is a bit of everything. What emerges is a confident performer with striking physical presence, awesome tats, whose glowing personality is the vehicle into her music.

Chosen word of the night was obsessed! Her fans and friends are obsessed and I can see why. Thanks to friends David Achelis and wife Andrea for the great hang and awesome night cap @ Milano's. Special shout out to Carlos and pal!! Nice to meet you!

Flickr Set!

Be on the lookout for more "Tinta Sangre"nights @ The Rockwood Music Hall. Vero presents a lip smackin, tear jerkin, show stoppin showcase featuring NYC’s best female fa tale fronted bands!!!

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