Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Bordering Austria

I went to see Vienna Teng perform at Borders tonight. I had never seen her live before, and it was a lot of fun. She was a Stanford student (just a few years ahead of me, I think) then a software engineer for Cisco for a little while, and now she's releasing her third CD. It was just her and a keyboard tonight. No backup musicians, but she didn't need them. She has a beautifully simple sound just on her own. I also really liked her personality and her presence. Between songs she spoke comfortably and easily, like a natural person without a stage persona to get in the way. Good way to be.

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