Music in the Barn: Upcoming Artists
Modern classic country duo Blue Cactus supplements their twang with soaring, space-rock-inspired guitars, while rich harmonies keep their tunes rooted on solid honky-tonk ground. Based out of Chapel Hill, NC, Blue Cactus is led by long-time collaborators Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez who create songs that range from gritty honky-tonk to heartbreaking balladry.
Americana duo The Honey Dewdrops – Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish– have long felt the push-and-pull between their original roots in the Appalachian mountains and their current home in urban Baltimore. You’ll hear it in their harmony soaked songs and the mastery of their instruments’ acoustic tones, but also in their songwriting, which reflects the hard realities of today. We are excited to welcome the duo for our August Music in the Barn performance!
Worsell Manor’s Music in the Barn is excited to welcome back Glenn Alexander and Shadowland, featuring members of the Asbury Jukes including the New York Horns. Shadowland evokes a sense of unreality – mysterious phantoms in an indeterminate place, shrouded in uncertainty. The music of Glenn Alexander and Shadowland evoke the soulful vibe of a historic honky tonk, while keeping you guessing what’s coming next. At its core, Shadowland is guitar driven, horn-laced, in-your-face, rockin’, soulful, blues-drenched music.
Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Worsell Manor’s Music in the Barn is excited to welcome Ellis Paul on October 10th for our closing act of 2019. Though some may refer to him as a folk singer, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love, intimate, passionate and enduring.