The setting was the Elbo Room in Chicago, Illinois. The program for the night was an after party for the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival. The acts for the night ranged from funky jam band to the usual songwriter-folkish stuff. Before the band that I play in took the humble stage (corner of the room) a group called Woodruff played a set. What caught my attention was first the array of toys they had to play with and tickle the listener's ears. Second was the female vocalist singing a song of metaphysical subjects mixed with bar song themes, always a good combo, accompanied by an ukulele. I loved the song and wanted to show it on the old blog.
Her name is Andi, she is half of Woodruff, and before venturing into a duet group she came out with a recording titled Humble Pie EP. The recording exhibits several songs beautifully sang and amply accompanied by her ukulele. The YouTube video above is a recording of the song "Ghosts Like These" from the Humble Pie EP. This is the song she sang at the Elbo Room and caught the attention of this ukulele blogger. Listen. Listen again.