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Dawn Landes, Sinner Friends

  • The Rooster's Wife 114 Knight Street Aberdeen, NC 28315 United States (map)

“Dawn Landes made a deliberate choice about what kind of music she hoped to make when she approached Monument Records founder Fred Foster about producing her new album. Even so, Landes still had to prove her artistic worth to the 86-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member, who had mostly retired from recording 10 years earlier.

… [In] the classic country tradition, Landes balances humorous, winking gestures like “Why They Name Whiskey After Men” against the sweetness and uncertainty of “How to Say ‘I Love You.'” Later, she yucks it up with Bobby Bare on the album-closing number "I Don’t Dance," ... ” - Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone

Grace van’t Hof and Conner Steven Vlietstra are Sinner Friends. 

Disciples of vintage country and old-time gospel music, Sinner Friends tread their own path to confront the contradictions that dwell in the space between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Van’t Hof and Vlietstra share a special kinship that captures the essence of blood harmonies, good fellowship and bad influence. The duo raise their voices in the redemptive power of song, smash stereotypes and hold accountable a world in which sinners do good, and saints, without doubt, behave badly. Hate the sin all you want, but, you’ll love the Sinner Friends.

Earlier Event: July 25
Mike Farris, Jeanne Jolly
Later Event: September 7
Brandon Heath