Music City Roots hosted by Peter Cooper feat. Samantha Crain, Henry Wagons, Shawn Byrne, Ed Snodderly & Banditos

Pop/Rock
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain has gone from releasing DIY EPs filled with knotty narratives set to train beats to plugging in on her previous Ramseur Records album — and toured with big-hearted folk-rocking past and present labelmates the Avetts and Langhorne Slim along the way — but she has yet to get swept up by the anthem-writing impulse. Her latest, the John Vanderslice-produced Kid Face, has its hooky, extroverted moments — “Never Going Back” and “Somewhere All the Time,” to name two — but mostly she employs her sharply imaginative grasp of imagery to draw the listener into catacombs of introspection. Funny thing is, Australian Henry Wagons comes on a lot stronger than Crain musically, but he’s not at all into self-revelation. Like Nick Cave before him, Wagons provokes and entertains with a sense of country-gothic drama. It was a downright inspired idea to pair the exaggerated masculinity of his baritone with female duet partners like Alison Mosshart on his new EP, Expecting Company.

—Jewly Hight

Wed, Feb 20 | 7:00 PM
The Loveless Cafe + Barn
$5.00 - $10.00
[Venue Details]

Samantha Crain

Shawnee OK  |  Rock



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