The Flatiron: Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth, Nervous but Excited, and Amelia’s Mechanics

Dec 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Feature, Sounds

Once again, Greensboro has proved to be the home of wonderful and talented musicians. This weekend I found myself at the Flatiron. This time it was for the Triad Health Project’s benefit show in conjunction with AIDS Awareness Day. Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth (check out my last article about them here), Nervous but Excited, and Amelia’s Mechanics provided music for the event. The benefit drew the largest crowd I’ve seen yet at the Flat, with people lodged shoulder to shoulder by the stage.

I arrived just in time to catch the end of Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth’s set. They were sweet as usual, and set the

Photo by Chris Lubinski

mood for the bands to follow. The Baby Teeth have a pretty, pure country sound that utilizes guitar, upright bass, cello, and drums.  The band is fronted by Emily Stewart  (of Matty Sheets and the Blockheads) on vocals and guitar. Her voice is powerful and strong, definitely one to pay attention to.  I walked in as they were playing “Hawk’s Nest Dam,” which is one of my favorite songs by them. Though I only caught the band’s last 3 songs, the songs showcased their talent and diversity.

Nervous but Excited played next. Like The Baby Teeth, they brought folky influences. They are a duet from Michigan featuring Kate Peterson and Sarah Cleaver. The pair harmonized beautifully, accompanied by a guitar. They filled the room with their ‘aggressive folk’ sound. Though I didn’t catch their full set either, what I heard was enjoyable.

Photo by Chris Lubinski

Amelia’s Mechanics closed up the night. This all-girl threesome consists of Molly McGinn (vocals and guitar), Molly Miller (vocals and guitar), and Kasey Horton (viola). Each member brings her own musical influence and background. Miller has country vibes, Horton brings a classical background, and McGinn is a ‘free

spirit.’ Together, they create a bluegrassy-folk sound that was the perfect end to the night. They played originals like “Zeke” and “French Press” as well as covers such as “Buckets of Rain” (Bob Dylan) and “Blue Veins” (The Raconteurs). Molly McGinn came back onstage for an encore, closing with “As Long As I Can See The Light” (Creedence Clearwater Revival) with Matty Sheets. Their set was wonderful but bittersweet – unfortunately this was their last show for awhile.

This was a great show for a great cause. The music was enjoyable as well as the people. Though Nervous butExcited are from Michigan and Amelia’s Mechanics aren’t going to be playing again soon, you can still listen to them online. Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth will be playing this Friday (December 9) at CFBG with Ten Cent Poetry. If you’re free, go check that out!

Also – a special thanks to our bartenders (Mat Masterson and Blake Idol), who put up with masses of people demanding drinks for a continuous stretch of time.

Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth

Nervous But Excited

Amelia’s Mechanics

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