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Mare & Nomad with Amelia White

February 1 at 7:30 pm


“You’ll be astounded” says Maverick Magazine about this Nashville-based Americana duo. Featuring award-winning Southeast Texas songwriter Mare Wakefield on guitar and Turkish-born, classically-trained Nomad on piano and accordion, the husband-and-wife team has been called “Cozy brilliance … the merger of Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton” by the Louisville Observer and “A little bit old country, a lot contemporary folk” by the New York Times. Mare & Nomad are former Kerrville NewFolk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, and had an original song featured in a 2017 Lifetime TV Movie. They are currently touring in support of their latest record, Time to Fly (2018). http://www.marewakefield.com


“Musically sophisticated, weaving elements of jazz and bluegrass into her compositions. Don’t pass up the opportunity to see them perform.” ~ San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Lovely vocals and even lovelier songs. Mare Wakefield and Nomad are a little bit old country, a lot contemporary folk a la Dar Williams or Patty Griffin.” ~ New York Times

“Cozy brilliance … The merger of Maria McKee, Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton” ~ Louisville Eccentric Observer

“Oregon cafes, small Texas towns and twangy Nashville rolled into one” ~ Cranky Crow

“Simply Amazing” ~ Skope Magazine

“You’ll be astounded!” ~ Maverick Magazine, UK

Amelia White

Nashville singer-songwriter Amelia White operates in social-realist mode throughout her new full-length Rhythm of the Rain, and you may find its themes relevant in this hour of our national distress. A soulful vocalist who sings like a less self-indulgent Lucinda Williams, White makes music that could serve as the great mean of, well, Nashville East Americana. She pours her lyrics into a pot of condensed soup that could use a little spicing up for the table, but her light touch saves the day. Released this fall in Europe and set to drop domestically next year, Rhythm of the Rain peaks with “Said It Like a King,” a critique of misguided American self-confidence: “Preacher’s face is red / His fists both swing / He says you will fear temptation / And he said it like a king.” Rarely have the standard usages of Americana-ized songwriting been put to more pungent use — pass the soup.

Edd Hurt
Nashville Scene “Critic’s Pick”
December 2017



February 1
7:30 pm


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