Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers

Nora Jane Struthers opens

Friday, July 15, 2016, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

standout rootsy songwriting, daughter of legendary drummer

$24 adv / $28 door

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July 15 8:00 pm

Amy Helm has been making music for most of her life and won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt­country collective Ollabelle and subsequently as the co-organizer of the now­-legendary Midnight Ramble concerts with her father, the late Levon Helm.


Blessed with a commanding, expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions, Amy delivers a timelessly powerful statement with her first solo album, Didn't It Rain. Amy’s original songs are complemented by takes on the Sam Cooke classic "Good News" and the traditional title track, which she delivers with the heartfelt gospel urgency that's always been an element of her vocal persona. Her band, The Handsome Strangers, features bassist Byron Isaacs, guitarist Daniel Littleton, and drummer David Berger.


Amy says, "I think that the job of a musician is to try and shake people out of their own heads for an hour or two, and bring some joy into the world.” For an evening of deeply felt music and a little joy, catch Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers at the Freight.  

Wake. The evocative one-word title speaks volumes about what’s happening on Nora Jane Struthers’ latest album. For the thirty-year old singer-songwriter, it’s “wake” in several senses of the word. There’s the trail of a life and career behind her, the slipstream of lessons learned. There’s the quiet observance and letting go of who she has been up until now as both an artist and a person. And most of all, there’s the stirring of something new, an opening of a door and wide-eyed rush forward into a place of discovery and dizzying possibilities. And it’s all set to a soundtrack that resonates with the warm uplift of the first day of spring.





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