Welcome to the Young Adult Showcase at NOIR Bistro & Bar featuring two groups of artists.
Performing on the bandstand is Whirlwind. This youth blues band from Canadian County, OK where they formed from a grassroots movement by local Blues artists in the Oklahoma City metro area. Whirlwind represented the Oklahoma Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN, in January.
Ken Pomeroy is a 13 year old singer / songwriter with a Folk Americana sound. Transcending her age, Ken has a unique vocal quality, that blends smoothly with her heartfelt lyric writing. Ken began singing, writing songs, and playing the Baritone ukulele at age 9. She quickly learned to play the Concert & Soprano Ukulele. At age 10, she began playing guitar. Every year she is a regular at the Great Pumpkin Fest & some nights you can catch her playing in local venues around OKC. She has played the Grand Stage at the Riverwind Casino & the small intimate stage at Viento y Agua in Long Beach California. New Year's Eve 2016 Ken played a few on stage with Kyle Reid & the Low Singing Chariots and joined Annie Oakley for a song on stage at The Shop at Skippy's. Ken was selected to attend the 2015 Rock & Roll Camp for Girls and was selected to participate for the summer of 2016 as well. Ken's musical influences include such local talent as Kyle Reid, Carter Sampson and John Calvin Abney. She is also influenced by the music of Ed Sheeran and by classic artists like John Denver & James Taylor.