Music City Roots hosted by Jim Lauderdale feat. New Country Rehab, Amber Digby, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, Cereus Bright, & Mandolin Orange
’Tis the season for liquor-lubricated, party-starting summer fare at country radio. Amber Digby clearly wasn’t cut out for that world, nor is she interested in whatever stylistic contortions she’d need to undergo in order to fit into the narrow range of what radio programmers are currently interested in. Her mother, father, stepfather, aunt and at least a couple of uncles had careers during a vastly different era of country music, her mom as a backing singer for Connie Smith and her dad as Loretta Lynn’s bassist. But Digby had to discover for herself that she’s a natural-born honky-tonk balladeer, with brightness and clarity to her timbre and an easy, gliding grace to her phrasing. It hasn’t gone unnoticed either, as she’s released a series of independent albums. For this year’s The World You’re Living In, she attracted Vince Gill as a duet partner; they’ll perform that number together on the Opry, where they met in the first place. Though she and proudly contrarian, trad-country badass Dale Watson are doing separate sets at The Station Inn, there will no doubt be some dueting then, too. And the following night, she’ll join the Music City Roots lineup.
Wed, Jul 10 | 7:00 PM
The Loveless Cafe + Barn