Katy Guillen and the Girls’ ‘Don’t Get Bitter’ is your Pitch Music Award song of the day
We’ve made a lot of changes to the Pitch Music Awards this year. The ballot is shorter, the categories are fewer, and it’s altogether a little tighter (vote here until July 28). The 2014 Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.)
Not everything has changed: The PMA Awards Show is still at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3 (tickets here). And to count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re going to be debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.
First up: Katy Guillen and the Girls, nominated in the “Emerging Artist” category. Not even a year old, this blues trio has already been met with some fine accolades. In January, guitarist Guillen, bassist Claire Adams and drummer Stephanie Williams traveled to Nashville to compete in the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge. Katy Guillen and the Girls was one of 255 acts up for the prize and the only all-female band; it placed fourth. You can absolutely hear the talent in “Don’t Get Bitter,” a white-hot blues burner filled with smoking guitar riffs. Guillen’s howling voice is perfectly suited to this sound.