Kevin Craw has always encouraged his children to embrace the unexpected. 

Especially his daughter, Kate, who grew up with a love for singing. As a teenager, she starred in several high school musicals.

But she was also interested in singing the blues. One night, Kate’s father took her to see his friend’s band play at a local bar.

At StoryCorps, they sat down to remember what happened next.

Top Photo: Kate Quarfordt and Kevin Craw at their StoryCorps interview in New York, NY on January 10, 2020. By Nicolas Cadena for StoryCorps.
Middle Photo: Kate Quarfordt in her high school production of Brigadoon in Wilton, CT in 1992. Courtesy of Kate Quarfordt.

Originally aired February 7, 2020 on NPR’s Morning Edition.