April 10, 2007
As a member of The Anniversary, Adrianne Verhoeven went directly from high school into the fast lane of rock and roll. The Anniversary toured the U.S., Europe and Japan, opening for the likes of Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices and Cheap Trick, before the band's tumultuous dissolution in 2004.
Verhoeven-Dri, familiarly-is still a woman on the go. She graduates this year from KU with a degree in music education, with plans to spend the fall touring the nation with two bands: Lawrence's country-tinged Fourth of July and the prog-folk Art In Manila-Verhoeven's recent collaboration with Omaha-based songbird Orenda Fink (of Azure Ray). Early fall also marks Verhoeven's solo debut on Lawrence's Rangelife Records. Currently she's playing shows with Coyote Bones.
Street Level joins Verhoeven in a noisy downtown coffeehouse for a chat about the slipperiness of fame, the march of time and doing the best that you can.