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Jodee Lewis, with Snotty Hicks
February 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$5
with Snotty Hicks
Saturday, February 2, 2019
As the music coming out of Nashville edges ever closer to the pop genre, it’s up to artists like Jodee Lewis to carry the torch of traditional country.
Though a Chicago native for nearly two decades now, she was raised in Osceola – a town of 800 people in the Missouri Ozarks. Her childhood home was down a secluded dirt track, set amongst 190 acres of woodland, where Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and EmmyLou Harris were fixtures on the radio. Her granddad, himself a guitarist in a band, also played his part by introducing her to the artists that he loved, such as Earl Scruggs and Lefty Frizzell. These country, honky-tonk and Americana roots still shine through in her own music.
Recently, Lewis has dug ever deeper, incorporating influences like Ray Price and Merle Haggard into her sound. It’s all there on Buzzard’s Bluff, her second album, and the follow-up to her debut, Whiskey Halo. Named after a real bluff near where she grew up, Buzzard’s Bluff is a fitting landscape for Lewis’ songs of searching self-reflection. By looking back on a childhood where minding your own business was prized above all else she hopes to navigate the difficulties of being an adult, wife and parent. Returning to this place has also meant dealing with the tragic loss of her second child, Luke, which has had a very significant effect on her life and music.
On the album’s title track Lewis sings “there ain’t nobody gonna run in here and save me.” And though the album explores the darkness and sometimes devastating realities of life, there are hints of faith, hope and love sprinkled throughout.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets only $5. All ages welcome, kids 7 and under are free.
The one and only Snotty Hicks will kick off the night!
Snotty is a former wailer and flailer for “The Twisted Rawhide Band”, “Rock Horse”, “The Shining Hooter Band” and in the very beginning “Chuck Puke And The Breech Babies”. His bands have all been headquartered in west Texas from where Snotty has seldom ventured and from where it is difficult to pursue financially prosperous musical endeavors. The boys in “TRB”, his latest band, have escaped the west Texas desert and ventured east of the Pecos to attend Universities and pursue other musical endeavors. Snotty stayed home to tend to the horses and cows, so except for holidays he’s lost his band. But, ol’ Snotty still breaks out his guitar at the drop of a hat in an attempt to entertain folks who are easily entertained.
Snotty Hicks gets on stage and sounds like he’s havin’ a bit too much fun, and you just can’t help but join him!
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