The Featured Act for tonight’s Open Mic was a band from the Wilkes-Barre area called Folk by Default, highlighting guitarist Brian and singer Kayla. Their set was a medley of beautifully done, well-written covers. The band also performed several original pieces. The instrumental was technical and managed to flow very well, while Kayla’s range was incredible and absolutely gorgeous. I spoke to Kayla and Brian after the show and asked them about Folk by Default. Turns out the group was formed by classical singer Kayla, whose singing is clearly influenced by Hayley Williams of Paramore. Folk by Default’s style is described as Pop Punk that evolved from Classic Punk. The show was enjoyable overall.

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