Bonne Finken, 32, plays a CD release show with her band, The Collective, at 8 p.m. Friday at People’s Court, 216 Court Ave.
Q: What made you decide to do “Live from the Loft”?
Last summer I did a lot of acoustic band shows, which is kind of new to me. Usually I would do full-band shows or trio or duo shows. But for a couple shows with the full band it made sense for us to not be so loud. I didn’t want to leave any members out, so we made this in-between version of acoustic and full band way of performing.
I loved it, and I knew I wouldn’t be getting back to the studio as soon as I wanted or planned, so a live album was a way to kill multiple birds with one stone.
Q: Friday’s show will feature back-up dancers. Where did that idea come from?
I don’t like to have two shows be the same. I met Jen Kees last fall, and she plays my song “Sweetness” in one of her dance classes. I went to one of her classes and saw them putting hip-hop dance moves to “Sweetness” and thought “This is awesome!” It’s another form of expression.
Q: Do you have a favorite live album?
The first one that comes to mind is Alanis Morissette’s “MTV Unplugged.” It made me notice how different live takes are, or how a song can change years after it’s written. “You Oughta Know” went from being an angry song to heartbreaking. It showed her tender, thoughtful, human side.