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Saturday, August 01, 2009

k8

I first found out about the local musician who goes by the name of "k8" back in 2003 or 2004. A co-worker who is also a musician had printed out some posters for an upcoming show where both he and k8 would be performing. But he lives in Carbondale, and she lived in Nanticoke - the two extreme ends of the Wilkes-Barre - Scranton Corridor. How could he possibly get them to her without making the fifty-mile jaunt? Well, he and I happened to be working together at the time, so I was able to deliver them to her - at a conveniently-scheduled gig that Friday not far from my house.

Even if you've never heard of k8, you've very likely heard her. That was her singing "Keep On The Sunny Side" in the Days Inn commercials that started a few years ago and were still airing quite recently.



I really enjoyed k8's music at that first gig, even though I spent much of the show playing Scrabble with the extremely cute mother of k8's best friend. k8 has a sound reminiscent of Melissa Etheridge and Indigo Girls, though her sound is also very much her own.

I only saw k8 perform one other time, a few weeks later at the show advertised in the posters I had delivered to her. But I purchased he CD Something Out Of Nothing (referenced in this post) back in 2004, and have really, really meant to see her again sometime. Haley and I used to walk past k8's house all the time, back when she lived in Nanticoke. Back before Haley died.

k8 has several websites. Her official one is k8music.com, and has a list of upcoming shows, some videos, and other information. She also has pages on MySpace and Facebook, both of which contain embedded audio players, though I can't make the one on Facebook work right. She also has a YouTube page that currently features videos of k8 and her band The Borrowed (be sure to check out the rockin' "Merry Christmas, Baby"), as well as the Days Inn commercial and a video of her cat peeing while sitting on the toilet.

Only a few shows are scheduled for the immediate future. If you're anywhere near any of these venues, go check k8 out!

Saturday, August 01, 2009
k8 @ Pinnak's Bar and Grill
199 Division Street
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 714-7466
Music starts @ 10PM!

Saturday, August 08, 2009
k8 featuring Dustin Drevitch (of the borrowed and Lemongelli) @ Outsiders
650 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-822-2160
Music starts @ 10:30PM!

Friday, August 14, 2009
k8 @ Pinnak's Bar and Grill (HAPPY HOUR!!)
199 Division Street
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 714-7466
Music starts @ 6PM-- ON THE DECK!!

Friday, August 21, 2009
k8 @ Pinnak's Bar and Grill
Kingston, PA 10:00 PM
199 Division Street
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 714-7466

Sunday, September 06, 2009
k8 and the borrowed @ The Wyoming County Fair
Meshoppen, PA 3:00 PM
RT. 6 Meshoppen, Pa.
General Info. - 570-836-7287

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