Jamie Stillway played at the Laurelthirst this past Friday. If you’re not already familiar with her, she’s a local jazz guitarist. I’ve heard her perform a couple of times before, often with Tim Renner on bass and Lesley Kernochan on sax. Friday night, it was just Jamie and Tim. She said it had been two months since her last gig, and the rust showed a little on some of her more rapid-fire fret work. But it was a noisy and distracted audience, and it seemed like she was playing primarily for her own enjoyment (which is perfectly fine with me).
I picked up her newest CD, Mell of a Hess and am still soaking it in. She’s an amazing player and, of course, I’m crushing on her. 🙂 If you get the chance to see Jamie perform, I highly recommend it.