Summer Concert Series with Nora Jane Struthers
Sep 27, 2013
700pm. The weather is warm and that means it is time for the Stuarts Opera House free Summer Concert Series. September features Nora Jane Sturthers and The Party Line. FREE live music outside in the Stuart's parking lot on Final Friday of June-September and there's a beer garden with performer to be announced. This show is FREE and open to the public, no tickets are needed. And don't miss all the great openings and events all around Nelsonville's Historic Public Square for the monthly art event Final Fridays on the Square starting at 500pm. In case of bad weather the concert will be moved inside the Opera House.Nora Jane Struthers The Party Line are a traveling Carnival of acoustic Americana. The high energy, Nashville-based quintet perform Struthers original story-songs with tight, three-part harmonies, fiddle, claw-hammer banjo, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums. Struthers was catapulted into the spotlight when she lead her band to a blue ribbon at the prestigious 2010 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition previous winners include Nickel Creek and The Dixie Chicks and now her group is touring heavily in support of their April 16 release, Carnival. When you go to a carnival, you go into a sideshow tent, and on every stage you find a different person with a different story, says Nora Jane Struthers. Thats why Im trying to do with this album craft vignettes, and in some cases more developed narratives, about imaginary peoples lives. Nora Jane Struthers steps forward with a distinctive sound and on-stage style her personal collection of vintage dresses makes her one of the most visually striking of modern acoustic artists. But the moving, perceptive, and witty songs on Carnival represent a new quantum leap, born of hard work and deep creative reflection.Over the past three years, as Ive been touring and performing, I realized that primarily Im a storyteller, she says. Ive been working to hone my skills so I can do that better. After listening to Carnival, no one will deny the keen edge of Struthers masterful new work. The album marks the recording debut of Struthers touring band, the Party Line which takes its handle from one of the records songs, about the early days of rural telephone calls. The gifted group of instrumentalists includes Struthers longtime collaborator P. J. George upright bass, harmony vocals, pedal steel guitar, accordion and banjo, Joe Overton clawhammer banjo and harmony vocals, Aaron Jonah Lewis fiddle, three-finger banjo, baritone fiddle, mandolin and Drew Lawhorn drums.
Stuart's Opera House
52 Public Square
Web Site: http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/