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Tonight on the South on Main stage – Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line

som nora janeTonight (February 18) at 8:00 PM, the Oxford American magazine is excited to welcome Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line to the South on Main stage!

This is the third show of their Americana Series. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time. This series is made possible by the presenting sponsor, Ben E. Keith Foods Mid-South Division, and in part by the generosity of The Summer Foundation.

Single tickets are still available. Here is the ticketing and seating information.

 

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Nora Jane Struthers is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville. Performing with her band, The Party Line, the group has enjoyed critical acclaim since their formation in 2012. American Songwriter is calling the most recent release, Wake, “Nora Jane’s best album to date,” which speaks volumes about what’s happening on Nora Jane Struthers’ latest record. For the thirty-one year old singer-songwriter, it’s “wake” in several senses of the word. There’s the trail of a life and career behind her, the slipstream of lessons learned. There’s the quiet observance and letting go of who she has been up until now as both an artist and a person. And most of all, there’s the stirring of something new, an opening of a door and wide-eyed rush forward into a place of discovery and dizzying possibilities. And it’s all set to a soundtrack that resonates with the warm uplift of the first day of spring.

“The whole album is about strength through vulnerability,” she says. “That’s what I’ve come to as an artist, and a human being, and I think it’s the most powerful force in my life. I feel so much more like my childhood self now than I did over the past five years, than I have in my whole adult life. In my twenties, I had a tendency to compartmentalize pieces of my musical identity. For instance, how could I reconcile my love of both bluegrass and Pearl Jam? I did the same thing in my personal life, where I had this sort of idea of who I wanted to be, and ignored all these other pieces of myself, because I didn’t think they fit into some imagined big picture.”

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Author: Scott

A cultural thinker with a life long interest in the arts and humanities: theatre, music, architecture, photography, history, urban planning, etc.

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