When I met with Sara and Kenny, I was immediately at ease with talking to them. They are both enthusiastic and open individuals who were glad to share the finer points of their music with me.
We met up at Colectivo, and sat down to discuss the intricacies of blending two guitar styles and their upcoming album release over coffee.
Kenny hails from Brookfield Wisconsin, while Sara is originally from Italy. Their meeting, much like the blending of their two instruments, came about naturally as both have been involved in Milwaukee’s music scene prior to meeting.
“We both have our own ways of approaching music,” Kenny said. “I think they actually complement each other.”
Sara and Kenny’s music ranges from Jazz, Latin America and Italian classics.
The two have only been playing together for about two months, but have already played venues such as The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Bayveiw Gallery night and Yield. The duo both feels that the Milwaukee music scene has been welcoming to them and their music.
“We’ve found a lot of success in booking shows, which is kind of cool.” Kenny said. “We’ve both been playing for a while around here for awhile now and it’s an enjoyable city to be a musician in.”
With their release event for debut album, “Spirit of Gold”, scheduled for October 23 at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, the two continue to stay busy with writing and recording new music. One of their songs titled, “October” really gives insight into how well the two blend their voices and instruments.
“October is a funny song because I wrote “October” in September.” Sara said. “I wanted to make a song that you can listen to and not even think about it, it’s just in the background.
Sara and Kenny both want to continue to write
and perform. Sara mentioned that she recently picked up the Ukulele and Kenny mentions that they have been working hard to keep writing more songs and to put out another album in the future.
“We just want to play” Sara said, “Being tired doing what you love is the best feeling ever.”