The LKN Experience

Episode 62: Esther Alcamo of Esther and the Exiles, Part 2, July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021 A podcast that brings the people, businesses, local talent, and general heartbeat of Lake Norman to the community.
The LKN Experience
Episode 62: Esther Alcamo of Esther and the Exiles, Part 2, July 19, 2021
Show Notes

Our guest for Episode 62 is Esther Alcamo of Esther and the Exiles, a local band that plays around the Lake Norman area. This is Part 2 of the conversation with Esther; you can hear Part 1 by listening to Episode 61.  Singer/songwriter/pianist Esther and host Hanna Schoenrock had a great conversation at the D9 Brewery in Cornelius--however, the brewers were doing their brew thing and the brewery sounds took over. This is Take 2!  We so appreciate D9 allowing us to use their space to record! Go check them out; they’ve got excellent brews!
In this episode, Esther talks about the art of music and how it moves people. She shared about her many influences--mostly amazingly talented women who sing and play piano--and she talked about some of the great concerts she's attended. She also talked about the band's sound and about their creative process. And the best part of this episode is that listeners get to hear Esther play the guitar and sing an original song she wrote during 2020 (in the midst of a pandemic).
 Esther, her husband Sal, and their friend Jon Strickland are the constant 3. The Alcamos met Jon when they moved from NY to Cornelius and their kids played together. You'll love hearing about the fantastic dynamic of a husband and wife plus a friend who create together, travel to gigs together, play together, and hang out as friends together. The band also works with drummers Elliott and Mike. They play mostly around the Lake Norman area, but you can also book them for private events.
 Check out this episode, and then go find Esther and the Exiles at one of the many cool venues they play at and listen to some awesome live, local music. Enjoy!

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