Nobody’s Girl & Joe Crookston
October 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Nobody’s Girl and Joe Crookston in a double bill at The Linda
Bewitching audiences with sumptuous harmonies and unforgettable songwriting, BettySoo, Grace Pettis and Rebecca Loebe are a charismatic force. They first met at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival, each winners of the annual “New Folk” award. Luscious harmony singers, effortless instrumentalists, seasoned touring artists – they recognized what each can accomplish individually could be made all the stronger by collaboration.
Their harmonies’ unique vocal blend is on display in their first full length album, the self-titled Nobody’s Girl , which comes out via Lucky Hound Music on July 30, 2021. This pivotal record features nine original tunes that the trio co-wrote together, as well as two hand-picked covers. Produced by Grammy-winning artist, Michael Ramos (John Mellencamp, Paul Simon, Patty Griffin, etc.), the group are perfectly framed by a who’s who of today’s modern music legends.
The first singles: “Kansas”, “Rescued”, and “Tiger” are crystal clear examples of the chemistry these three writers share. In these songs – and the record as a whole – they explore themes of personal, social and political division; rebelling against societal expectations; and leaving behind confining expectations of family and small hometowns. They ruminate on the challenges of finding one’s path in the world, being on the verge of making really bad decisions in the face of mounting stress, mourning the end of something good, being unsure of the legacy of our collective histories…and also letting loose and having some fun! There’s beauty, depth and soul.
From Ithaca, NY…
Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to I Book Shows along with David Francey and Irish Mythen. His songs are being made into films.
He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.
HE BELIEVES IN STORIES
Come to a show. Mystical, historical, and humorous roads. Lyrical cinematography. Short 4:00 films. Visual, artful and human. Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired.
$17 – $22 General Admission
The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio