CD Review: Our First Mistake

You probably haven’t heard of them yet, but it’s only a matter of time until you do. Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk are a musical theater composing team who has won virtually every prize there is for promising up-and-comers, including the Kleban, Jonathan Larson and Richard Rodgers awards. They have a new musical, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, opening this summer at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre, and they’ve just released their debut CD, Our First Mistake, available now from Sh-K-Boom Records. 


Featuring melodic, pop-style songs with wittily incisive lyrics, the terrific album features an eclectic line-up of singers, including stars like Kelli O’Hara and Laura Osnes as well as various Broadway performers and such recording artists as singer/pianist Vienna Teng.


You can hear songs from the album performed live this Monday night (Feb. 7) at Le Poisson Rouge, located at 158 Bleecker Street in the West Village. Part of a concert series dubbed the You Made This Tour, the show features a roster of performers including Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Osnes and many others. Showtime is 10pm, and tickets are a very reasonable $20. You can purchase them at or by calling 212-505-3474.   


Upcoming dates include shows as the Canal Room (Feb. 28, 7pm) and again at Le Poisson Rouge (Mar. 27, 7pm).