The Earlville Opera House welcomes the powerful Americana of Nora Jane Struthers and her band the Party Line on Sunday, February 8th.at 7 pm. She is touring in support of her newly released CD “Wake,” which debuted this week at #27 on the Americana Radio Charts! Her video for the track “Let Go” got a nod from Rolling Stone for “shattering societal pressure” earlier in January.
“Whether the musical background is steeped in old-time folk or bluegrass, as much of her previous work have been, or, like “Wake,” boasts a more evolved blend of roots and rock with plenty of fiddle and steel guitar, Struthers’ lyrical vulnerability is matched by her growing confidence as a performer.” Rolling Stone Country
“Nora Jane Struthers is guided by fire. … Struthers has poured more and more emotion into her songwriting, coming up with some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists.” NPR Music
Nora Jane Struthers is best described as a folk-rock/Americana artist who has been greatly influenced by country (including the old-time acoustic country of the ’20s and ’30s) and bluegrass. (All music.com) She’s “blessed with a voice that sounds a bit like a cross between Sarah Jarosz and Laurie Lewis…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.” (Bluegrassmusic.com)
The band includes: Nora Jane Struthers on guitar, vocals with Joe Overton on clawhammer banjo, Drew Lawhorn on drums, Joshua Vana on electric guitar and Brian Miller on bass. Struthers says “What I love about our instrumentation is the balance between rock ‘n’ roll vibe and old time acoustic feeling. Those two specifically are the balance between my guitarist Josh Vana and Joe Overton. Josh plays with more of a rock feeling. Joe runs what I call the roots utility. He plays open backed banjo, resonator banjo, fiddle and pedal steel guitar.”
Join us for a hot night of Americana bluegrass in the Arts Café on February 8th! Seating is limited. Admission is $22 and $20 for EOH members and students are discounted to $17. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.
Don’t forget to visit our Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists with jewelry to blown glass to pottery. The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance and serves tasty desserts and hot coffee/tea.
More news about the upcoming Summer Season is appearing online every day! For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.
EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.