Sunday, April 6, 2014

River Spirit Music House Concerts
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

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River Spirit Music House Concerts
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Phone: 347-687-4276
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
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Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line “Fans of Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton, take notice: Nora Jane Struthers embodies everything you could want in an Americana singer-songwriter.” — NPR Music Virginia-born Struthers was educated at NYU’s Steinhart School of Education and taught at a charter school in Brooklyn, while cutting her musical teeth as a folk-rock performer in New York clubs like CBGBs and the Cutting Room. She decided to move into music full-time after attending such convocations as Virginia’s Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention and North Carolina’s Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention with her father. Struthers’ touring band, the Party Line (which takes its handle from one of the record’s songs, about the early days of rural telephone calls), 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). Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line have performed at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The instrumentation and form of Struthers’ music draws on her traditionalist roots – her father Alan is himself a bluegrass musician – but with the addition of drums, her latest album takes a bend toward more progressive roots-rock bands like Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers. “I’m really passionate about the stories in the old ballads and story-songs,” says Struthers. “I’m trying to bring that element of traditional music forward into a contemporary sonic space. I want story-songs to live on in a way that will be accessible to more people. That’s my artistic mission. When we hear another person’s story, we gain perspective and are changed; we’re able to see our own lives through new eyes.”
Ticket Price: Suggested donation: $20 in advance ($20.88 after PayPal processing fee) or $22 at the door - 100% goes to the musicians
Door Time:4:00 PM
Show Time:5:00 PM
Ages:All Ages
Website:http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/

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