and Kristen Toedtman, return to trade songs and swap stories about their musical adventures. The two singer-songwriters met ten years ago and performed together in The Baltimore Afrobeat Society collective. These days they're often separated by the Pacific Ocean, pursuing solo careers.
Mott is currently based in the Philippines, focusing on music while freelancing as a graphic designer. "It was an opportunity I could not say ‘no’ to," she says. "I’d love to stay in Southeast Asia, but who knows?" Her forthcoming album, Mutiny, is full of seafaring tales inspired by her time overseas.
Meanwhile Toedtman has stayed stateside, establishing herself as a fixture on both the classical and indie music scenes in Los Angeles. "I joined the Los Angeles master chorale. Literally two nights ago I was at the Hollywood Bowl . . . singing for Carmen with the L.A. Philharmonic," she says. "I keep really busy there singing classically. My classical life basically funds my popular life!" Toedtman is currently touring in support of her new full-length album The Fall.
Abby Mott and Kristen Toedtman perform at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson on Saturday, August 7th.