Kathleen LaGue

Kathleen LaGue

with Invisible Cowboy

Earthsavers, Covington, LA • October 21, 2000

Covington, Louisiana’s annual “Fall for Art” festival features gallery openings, open studios, music, and lots of free wine. The entire event takes place in downtown Covington, where they block off the streets to allow easy access. A small stage set up in the middle of the street in front of the spa and store Earthsavers featured local band Invisible Cowboy and Nashville’s Kathleen LaGue.

I had seen Kathleen LaGue this past March at South By Southwest. Regretting that I had to leave her set early, I was looking forward to seeing her play again. She played a solo acoustic set featuring many songs from her self-titled CD. Despite the acoustic guitar, LaGue is hardly a folkie. She likes to rock, but prefers an acoustic guitar channeled through a Sovtek Big Muff pedal. In addition to her new songs, she debuted a couple of new songs, including her “Wizard Of Oz Song” that she co-wrote with Jennifer Marks. Her new songs are strong and feature a refreshingly bouncy sense of humor. She also threw in a few clever covers, like Patsy Cline’s “Walking after Midnight” and Carole King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”

After LaGue’s set, the solid New Orleans’ bar band Invisible Cowboy took over playing what began as a nice mix of covers and originals, but soon the originals became fewer and fewer as the set progressed. Midway through the set, Kathleen LaGue strapped on her Fender electric and played some songs with Invisible Cowboy, including her “Object of My Addiction.” After she wrapped her segment, the band continued with diverse covers like “Werewolves of London,” “Low Rider,” and several from the Rolling Stones.

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