Tegan and Sara in the K945 Listener Lounge [PICS]
Words cannot express how cool it was to have Tegan and Sara in the K945 Listener Lounge at Blade Studios. After 7 albums, 2 DVDs and a career that spans 15 years, one would think Shreveport might be a bit small for the likes of the Canadian twins. Not so! And after traveling 15 hours, Tegan and Sara put on a performance to remember.
The duo played Back in Your Head, I Was a Fool, Call It Off and their current radio hit, Closer, while answering questions ranging from topics such as sibling rivalry and their change in musical direction to everything and anything you can think of in between.
As a result, we found out that Sara would rather hear the ‘hits’ at a concert as opposed to deep cuts and now bears the nickname (given to her last night by Tegan) of ‘Little TP’ aka ‘Little Tom Petty.’ Why? Because she went to a Tom Petty show and was disappointed when all he played was deep cuts, not the well known and familiar favorites!
The sisters also talked about their change in musical direction. After years in the ‘alternative’ world, they’ve shifted their career in a more pop oriented direction, gaining kudos from artists such as Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
There was also a special moment where Shreveport Councilman Jeff Everson and his wife Andrea Everson (Robinson’s Rescue) spoke of the role of Tegan and Sara’s music in their marriage. Before they were married, they dated long distance (as in US to Australia long distance!) and the lyrics in Tegan and Sara’s Not Tonight became very special to them. So much so that Andrea, who had never played guitar before OR sang in public, sang it to Jeff in front of 150 guests during their rehearsal dinner.
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful K945 VIPs who entered to win their way into the K945 Listener Lounge with Tegan and Sara. It’s great to hang out and get to know you. We’re sorry we didn’t have room for more!
Also, big thanks to Brady Blade and the entire staff at Blade Studios. Special shout outs to Chris, LaShana and Will for making sure everything was perfect! Lori Lambert was our incredible photographer and you can find her work on her website and on Facebook. She’d love to hear from you!
Lastly, thank you so much to James Marsh, Josh Reich and the team at Warner Bros. Records who worked so hard to make this event happen!