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Warnock's House Party

Nora Jane Struthers

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Hosted by Archie and Pris Warnock

Crownsville, MD

Nora Jane Struthers
Nora Jane Struthers

Nora Jane Struthers is a singer/songwriter who bridges the gap between bluegrass, old time and Americana. She is now working not only as a solo artist, but also as the guitar player and lead singer with the dynamic young bluegrass band Bearfoot. We are lucky to have her coming here for our next bluegrass and old-time music party at 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 19th. You're invited to join us here in Crownsville, MD for a night of terrific music and company.

As you probably know, we present these house parties to help traveling musicians cover expenses on the road - it's tough out there - and to lend a hand at building audiences in new places. You may not be familiar with the names, but the concerts provide a great way to meet the artists and to become fans of new music. Nora Jane is a perfect fit - talented, engaging, smart and on her way to a bright, musical future. Don't miss the chance to hear and get to know her along with us!

"A former English teacher from a family steeped in Americana music, Nora Jane Struthers writes literate variations on classic folk themes and sings them with just enough twang to sound authentic rather than academic." -- Bob Strauss, L.A. Daily News

"Nora Jane infuses bright, fresh lyrics into this traditional genre with sheer intelligence. Musically, she take unconventional twists and turns, while 'holding you to the road' with commanding charm." --Claire Lynch

Remember the name Nora Jane Struthers, because you'll probably be hearing it in the near future in conjunction with bluegrass awards for best emerging artist and top female vocalist. Her selftitled debut CD is, simply put, a marvel that combines brilliant songcraft, a sultry yet honey-hued voice, and an inspired sense of personal musical style.

Blessed with a voice that sounds a bit like a cross between Sarah Jarosz and Laurie Lewis, Struthers immediately enters the front ranks of female bluegrass vocalists with this release. She can sing a mournful murder ballad in the first person on "Willie," belt out a bluegrass wailer on "Greenbrier County," warble a dazzling western tune on "Cowgirl Yodel #3," and murmur a gentle lullaby on the traditional "Say Darlin' Say" - all with equal ease and aplomb." -- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

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