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Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line w. Jordan Harman

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Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists," says Ann Powers of NPR Music. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners' lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Struthers' new album Champion, due out October 13 on Blue Pig Records, is built on these kinds of songs. The 13-song collection is the follow-up to 2015's Wake, which earned Struthers acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and "Fresh Air." Struthers wrote and recorded the album with her longtime road band the Party Line, and the chemistry between her and the other players is palpable. There’s an honesty and energy to Nora Jane’s stage presence; a vulnerability that is part and parcel of great artistry. In one moment, she joyfully leads the audience in a dance party … in the next, she lays her soul bare for the world to hear. A performance by Nora Jane and her band is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a damn good time. Ask Jordan Harman to describe the songs he writes and he'll tell you that it's all about the soul. His smooth vocals, rhythmic guitar playing, and infectious hooks add up to a performance sure to please any crowd. The laid-back grooves will pull you in and, before you know it, you're dancing to the music and singing along. With influences such as Bill Withers, Donnie Hathaway, D'Angelo, James Brown, The Meters, Otis Redding, and The Roots there are many different elements to his unique brand of soul.

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Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line w. Jordan Harman
  • 1217 Maple Ave SW
  • Roanoke, VA 24016
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  • 5 Points Music Sanctuary
  • GA $15 ADV / $20 DOS, Seating & VIP Available