You could say that local brother/sister alternative/pop duo Connor and Karlee are doing what they’re meant to do. They’ve been exposed to music their whole lives, learning to play when they were old enough to sit at the piano or their dad’s drum set. Their father worked in the radio business, which gained Connor and Karlee all kinds of access to big-time entertainers over the years, both backstage and in the front row. “Each and every encounter has left its mark on who we are as musicians/songwriters… and the kind of artists we hope to someday become,” they wrote in their bio. When Connor was 11, he played drums with Shania Twain at ARCO Arena in front of 17,000 screaming fans. In 2012, Karlee tried out for the show The X Factor in San Francisco and out of 8,500 contestants she made it to round two with just 300 other performers. These kids are definitely on the right path and they are releasing their debut album on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, when they will be performing at Harlow’s alongside fellow Sacramento-native songwriter Julianna Zachariou (who moved away to Nashville for college, but is back in town for the summer, so this is a rare local show!). It’s an early show, doors open at 6:30 p.m., and it is all ages with an $8 cover. Trust us when we say that Connor & Karlee are artists to watch. Guaranteed within a year or two they’ll be blowing up and scoring all kinds of incredible gigs and getting their music placed in movies and TV and all that stuff that comes with the natural talent that these two possess. Get on board the Connor and Karlee train now, Sacramento! Visit for more information.

    Jonathan Carabba

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