From Australia: Sherry Rich with Guitarist Rick Plant w/Liz Cooper

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Sherry Rich’s Dakota Avenue was released in 2012, but the album was actually recorded more than 10 years earlier. She was living on the titular street in Nashville at the time, and recorded the music during a string of sessions at Wilco’s Chicago loft in 1999 and 2000. As all too many Nashville musicians know, sometimes music projects can get sidetracked when life gets in the way — in this case happy developments that included a marriage, children and a return to her native Australia. Still, the songs languished for more than a decade, until a tragic event — the untimely 2009 death of former Wilco guitarist Jay Bennett, who produced and played on Dakota Avenue — inspired Rich to release the material. The band on the record includes other Wilco members past (Leroy Bach) and present (Pat Sansone and Glen Kotche) as well as pedal steel legend Al Perkins and Nashville roots-rock stalwarts Tim Carroll and Will Kimbrough on harmony vocals. The result is a delightful and laid-back affair that has garnered raves Down Under and made a slew of best-of lists. The Wilco vibe is there, but Rich owns the material, her lush yet understated voice at times recalling Aimee Mann. Highlights include the roots-pop gem “Pandora Mink,” the chilled-out “Hotel Song” (which features some lovely shimmering organ and pedal steel) and the banjo-studded porch stomper “41 Going on 17.” Rich will be joined by her husband Rick Plant, who also played on the record and was a fixture on the Nashville music scene a few years back as a bassist and guitarist for Buddy Miller, Allison Moorer and Pure Prairie League. 

—Jack Silverman

Mon, Jul 22 | 7:00 PM
The Basement
21 and over
[Venue Details]

Sherry Rich Plant

Melbourne Australia  |  Country

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