Mourning Dove featured in GoUpstate

We are so thankful for the wonderful article posted by GoUpstate (and our good friend, Dan Armonaitis). We met with Dan last week for some coffee and discussed the new record etc. Here is the article…

Mourning Dove

A couple of years ago, one of the Upstate’s more respected musicians, Niel Brooks, stopped by The Handlebar in Greenville and heard a voice that stopped him in his tracks.

“I walked in and she was playing a (Bob) Dylan cover — ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,’ ” Brooks said, referring to Lisa Stubbs, who was performing alongside fellow singer-songwriters Annie Ellie and Hannah Baker. “I was like, ‘that’s awesome.’ I mean, it was better than any Joni Mitchell version or, for that matter, any female version I’d heard.”

Frustrated by the idle chatter of most of the bar patrons surrounding him, Brooks eased his way closer and continued to be captivated by Stubbs as she moved on to some of her original songs.

“The vocals, the guitar and the melodies were totally different than anything that was predictable,” Brooks said. “I was like, ‘I’ve got to meet this person.’ ”


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