I just got off the phone with Pirate Farm Radio where I did a pretty lengthy phone interview about my TOP 50 Of 2016 and you have my number 7 pick, the Midwest Farmer’s Daughter herself Margo Price. Now I finally got to catch her a few years ago at Muddy Roots Music Festival where she performed a stellar set for us on the Old Wood Stage on a hot afternoon.
She captivated the audience with a brilliant display of Honky Tonk sound and style, and believe you me when I say that from an Americana standpoint the women are bringing bigger gloves than the men in the past few years. She’s one of the prominent ladies raising awareness to Americana music with her vibrant display of weekend stays in the Davidson County Jail, with descriptive songs of smoking crack and blowjobs.
You combine her with the poignant hurtful songs of one of Appalachia’s upcoming powerhouses and my 2016 Artist Of The Year Canada’s Own Colter Wall you have a show that I strongly urge you not to miss if ti comes to our area. Mr. Colter has new merch available and Miss Margo has a TON of stuff available on her website as well.
Mr. Colter has already had a busy 2017 touring with Steve Earle And The Dukes at a bunch of City Wineries locations and also some shows with Amanda Shires. So both of these artists are indeed deserving of praise for their personal accolades in their own right, and both put forth one hell of a live show. Colter Wall possesses one of those distinguishable vocal styles that sicks out like a rooster wearing socks. You can indeed pick his voice out easily and plainly from other people.
03.24.17 // Austin, TX // Emo’s
03.25.17 // Dallas, TX // The Kessler
03.26.17 // Oklahoma City, OK // ACM@UCO Performance Lab
03.28.17 // Memphis, TN // 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Plaza
03.29.17 // Louisville, KY // Headliners Music Hall
04.02.17 // Cincinnati, OH // 20th Century Theater
04.04.17 // Columbus, OH // The Basement
04.05.17 // Indianapolis, IN // The Hi-Fi
04.07.16 // Chicago, IL // Thalia Hall
04.08.17 // Minneapolis, MN // First Avenue