Singer-songwriter Livy Conner releases debut disc featuring Kevin Hackler and Brad Edwardson

CD release party for Mind of Your Own Sat. June 15 at Gage Hall

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When Charleston-based singer-songwriter Livy Conner decided to record her first album, she found an unlikely place to lay down tracks — the bedrooms in her parents house. This Sat. June 15, Conner will release her debut Mind of Your Own with an 8 p.m. show at Gage Hall.

Although we haven’t heard the album in its entirety, we’ve gotten a taste of Conner’s tunes thanks to ReverbNation, and we’re impressed. The Lowcountry singer has a tender-sweet voice and a knack for crafting easy-going creekside melodies. “Some of the songs have to do with struggles that I’ve been through,” Conner says. Our recommendation: Queue up “Dave Said.”

A whole host of the Holy City’s finest lent a hand, from trumpeter Kevin Hackler to Brad Edwardson, bassist for the Flat Foot Floozies, while Bandi Tomaschek recorded and mixed the album.

“We came up with a general idea of the songs, and then we all just played through it and laid a bunch of tracks down and saw what kind of magic could come out of it,” Conner says. “I hope that it does the job that music is supposed to do which is kind of to cut through to the listener and give them something real.”

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