International touring artist from NBC’s The Voice sang her way into Western students hearts.
Angie Keilhauer performed on Feb. 8th inside the Kemper Recital Hall. Keilhauer played her guitar and sang original songs while doing covers of many other popular songs.
The mini concert was hosted by the Western Activities Council at Western. WAC President, Natalie Miller, explains why they chose to bring Keilhauer to Western.
“We thought that she was so versatile and so talented that it would be really fun to have her on campus,” Miller said.
There were over 30 people at the mini concert. It brought many students and local residents to campus.
Miller explains how Western students may have benefited from attending.
“I feel like the students left with a light heart and a chance to get out of the dorm and to just relax and de-stress from the busy school day,” Miller said.
Cynthia Hall, a junior at Western, rarely has time to attend events on campus. She is pleased that she made it to this one.
“I’m really glad I came to the event. I always have to work and study for homework so it was great to just get a break and listen to some good country music,” Hall said.
After her first time ever performing for Western, Keilhauer explains how it felt relating to the crowd and being in an intimate setting.
“The group that came was diverse, but [they were] all true music lovers and it was a very tentative crowd. It was like a storytelling session,” Keilhauer said.
Although Keilhauer performs at many places, she is still surprised when people relate to her songs.
“It’s really important to me that the people that come to my shows leave with the feeling of understanding. It’s amazing to see all these people from different walks of life having very specific connections to very specific moments that feel so isolated to me,” Keilhauer said.
WAC plans to have an event every week. To know more about each event or to know when the next one is, check out Westerns event calendar or WAC’s official Facebook.