The Times, They are A-Changin' • An Evening without Bob Dylan

Benefiting Operation Shoestring

The Times, They are A-Changin' • An Evening without Bob Dylan

Furrows featuring James Crow, Bronwynne Brent, Lee Barber, David Minchew & Pine Tar Rhythm Section, James Martin, Josh Little, Cynical Twins, Rhonda Richmond, SIKA

Thu, June 1, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Tickets $10 advance / $15 Day of Show

Operation Shoestring

Bronwynne Brent
Bronwynne Brent
Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, American roots songwriter Bronwynne Brent has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Southern sunshine. Though her new album, Stardust, was recorded in Seattle, it’s the kind of album that could only come out of the South. There’s a hint of Delta blues behind the ache in her songs, a glimpse of honky-tonk twang, an echo of riverboat can-cans, a whiff of Morricone, and an atmosphere of the darker side of country songwriting. Harkening back to the glory days of Lee Hazlewood and Gram Parsons, Brent’s songs tap into the dark undercurrent of country that starts with old Appalachian murder ballads and continues to today’s current crop of psychedelic country songwriters. Like a Juke Joint Nancy Sinatra, Bronwynne Brent unites all the best elements of Southern American roots music, and ties these many different influences into a sound that’s both comforting and refreshing.

Produced and recorded by Seattle’s Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, Massy Ferguson), there’s a spaghetti northwestern sound to Stardust. Bringing on ace musicians like drummer John Convertino of Calexico and bassist Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple, Bill Frisell), and a diverse array of instrumentalists featuring everything from trumpets to a Hammond organ, banjo, even a plucked piano, allowed Sangster to carefully build the soundscapes around each song. And what songs! Brent’s songs have a heavy weight on their shoulders. Battered women, defeated lovers, devilish characters, highway ghosts, and lonesome wanderers populate her songs. Her voice sounds aged beyond its years, brittle and fragile, almost as if it might shatter into razor-sharp fragments under too much pressure. But underneath every-thing there’s a steel spine to this music, a thoroughly grounded foundation in American roots music that allows Brent to build her songs to greater heights than you might expect. It’s a masterful album, and heralds the coming of a new sound in the Americana pantheon.
Lee Barber
Lee Barber
The Missing Pages is a new batch of songs from Lee Barber. The album is a collection of longing states, songs about the desire for clarity and love and individuality--about looking for what is real behind the load of crap folks tend to obsess over. It moves like a slow fire over water, unhurried and sensual, charmed by persuasive sirens.

The album marks Lee’s second solo album and third collaboration with noted producer and arranger, Brian Beattie (Bill Callahan, Okkervil River, Daniel Johnston). It follows 2009’s well loved, Thief and Rescue. As before, Brian turns the spotlight on what is essential about eleven songs. Dony Wynn appears as the keeper of the violet, with sly below the belt drumming. Elemental contributions are delivered by long time partners, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Jon Greene and Craig Ross. New and old friends, Dana Falconberry, Sahara Smith, Seela, Ramona Beattie, Grace London and Finley Sexton provide the siren’s smoke.
Sika formed in 2002 in Minnesota. Aleksey (bass), his brother Sergei (lead guitar), originally from Russia, joined Nate (rhythm guitar) to form the original line-up. Nate and Aleksey had met as teammates playing D1 tennis for the University of Minnesota, and the three of them formed the band out of Nate's mom's basement. Nate eventually asked his friend and former band mate Dave to join the band on the drums. The band became complete with the addition of John as keyboardist and programmer of electronic sounds.
Venue Information:
Duling Hall
622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS, 39216