We can't believe we're saying this, but Nora Jane Struthers' fourth appearance here at MCC is the kickoff to our sixth season! Where does the time go?
Many of you will remember that first concert, where Nora and her musical partner (and now husband) Joe Overton took us outside in front of our house and gave us all Tennessee two-step lessons. Then, in 2017, it was too hot to go outside and ... well, this happened. Joe is one of Nora's special guests (along with baby Annabell).
What might surprise you is that Nora's second special guest is her dad, Alan Struthers. Nora and Alan have been singing together since Nora was a girl, and last year recorded and released their second album together, Rose Of My Heart.
A Nora Jane Struthers show will include some of her (and Joe's) original music, some traditional old country and bluegrass tunes -- and this night -- songs she wrote and recorded with her dad!
Nora has released eight records, the most recent full band record being Champion, in 2017; and, she's working on her ninth album, to be titled Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words. You can join her Kickstarter and help Nora release this record here.
We're pretty excited to welcome Nora Jane, Joe, Annabell and Alan to MCC.
For the last 25+ years, Gretchen Peters is an award winning singer-songwriter: one CMA award, two UK Americana Association awards (and another nomination), two Grammy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, one Academy of Country Music nomination ... the list goes on.
Gretchen has released 15 albums, and she is one of the most respected songwriters in Nashville; her songs have been recorded by artists including Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Martina McBride, George Strait, Bryan Adams, Faith Hill, Shania Twain and others.
And for the last several years, Gretchen has also been part of the part time project Three Women and the Truth with MCC friends Mary Gauthier and Eliza Gilkyson (along with the occasional "fourth woman" Jaimee Harris). We got to see that trio in Austin about a year ago, and it was one of the most inspiring concerts we've ever seen.
Our first chance to see Gretchen was at a house concert in Austin, so we're especially excited to give you all that same chance.
We're so happy to welcome Gretchen Peters for her first appearance at MCC.