Ashley Monroe w/Striking MatchesPop/Rock
I wrote a longer feature on Ashley Monroe when her fine new album, Like a Rose, came out last week, and I’m bringing her up again because this is Nashville’s one and only chance to hear her sing all that sumptuous stone country live. She’s got as good a feel as any performer of her generation for the country songwriting tradition of getting real about relationships. As a dark horse of an example, I offer up the honky-tonk number “Weed Instead of Roses.” It’s about exactly what it sounds like it’d be about: abandoning played-out romantic gestures for something a little left of Hallmark. It’s got down-to-earth descriptive heft and hemp — not to mention a teasing allusion to sex toys. When’s the last time you heard a woman sing a wry request for her man to buy some pot off his brother because it might just help keep the home fires burning? And there’s plenty more to like where that came from.
Thu, Mar 7 | 6:00 PM
3rd & Lindsley