Kim Richey w/Maia Sharp & Louise Goffin
Presented by Lightning 100 and Yuengling
If you have a jones for depressive Americana, you may want to grab a bottle of something strong and attend to Kim Richey’s new full-length, Thorn in My Heart. Over the years, I’ve sometimes found Richey a bit slow for my taste — her work may be more notable for its verbal content than for its rhythmic savvy — but Thorn in My Heart is darkened-room music that breathes life into singer-songwriter tropes. Cut in Nashville, with producer Neilson Hubbard adding flügelhorn, clarinet and banjo to tracks built upon acoustic guitars, Thorn features songs about the sadness of broken dreams and busted relationships. “London Town” finds Richey lost in a gray reverie, while “Come On” puts the Nashville singer on I-40 heading west out of Memphis toward an uncertain future. Trisha Yearwood, Will Kimbrough and Pat Sansone pitch in on harmony vocals. Thorn is a little slow, but sometimes life feels that way.
3rd & Lindsley
Doors: 6:00 PM | Show: 7:00 PM