Posted on April 22, 2023
By Jeremy Becker. Photos by Emily Evans.
We showed up at The New Parish early and loitered around the courtyard, waiting for the show to start. Karega Bailey took the stage and we walked into the bar which was slowly filling up with patrons. Emily positioned herself near the stage and Karega started performing.
As someone unfamiliar with Karega’s music, I didn’t know what to expect, but was blown away by his lyricism, energy and the interjection of his own personal philosophy in between songs. Singer SoLauren performed alongside him and complemented his delivery with her beautifully delivered vocal runs. They were completely in sync the whole time and their performance as a duo elevated the whole experience.