Megan Birdsall’s ‘Night and Day’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day
This year, the 2014 Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: This Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.) The PMA Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3, and hosted by World Air Guitar Champion Eric “Mean” Melin and Mills Record Co.’s Judy Mills (tickets here).
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.
Megan Birdsall is a woman of many things. Some know her as the frontwoman for indie folk-rock project MBird (and back in April, we chatted with her about the evolution of that project). But before MBird, Birdsall was into jazz – and she still carries that torch proudly today. She’s only recently moved back to KC from Nashville, but spots like the Broadway Jazz Club have become a favorite spot to catch this enchanting chanteuse belt jazz standards with the gale-force power of her strong voice. Listen to her rendition of Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” and feel it for yourself.
#24: Katy Guillen and the Girls’ “Don’t Get Bitter”
#23: My Oh My’s “Your Heart Not Mine”
#22: Schwervon’s “Land Locked”
#21: Your Friend’s “Bangs”
#20: Radkey’s “Romance Dawn”
#19: Maramus’ “Syphilitic”
#18: Various Blonde’s “Downtown Frown”
#17: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7’s “The Chartreuse Woman”