No Good Sister | photo by Wendy McCardle for WXPN
XPN Fest Recap: No Good Sister eases us into day three with breezy country harmonies
With the sun in the sky and a cool breeze rolling in off the Delaware, the conditions for a good festival day were optimal when Philly’s No Good Sister took the stage this morning. The countrified singer-songwriter trio of Meaghan Kyle, Jess McDowell and Maren Sharrow was backed by a group of Philly friends, including guitarist Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner, and they dug into their recently-released LP You Can Love Me for the early arrivers.
The band opened with the easygoing “Just Tonight,” and built up their their set from the downtempo Nashvillian tones of “Crazy” into a spin on “Wayfaring Stranger” mashed into “Everything Else,” a song which got some buzz when they submitted it to NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest. “Wrote You Off” brought some rock energy to the set, carried into “Paper,” ramping the energy up to appropriately match the performance from Hardwork Movement that followed.
Listen back to No Good Sister’s XPNFest set below, grab You Can Love Me at their website and check out a gallery of photos from the performance below.
Higher With You
Wayfaring Stranger / Everything Else
Wrote You Off