ADIA VICTORIA with special guest JORDAN CARESS
Saturday May 21
ADIA VICTORIA and special guest
$12 advance / $15 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
ROLLING STONE'S 10 ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW JANUARY 2015
Sounds Like: PJ Harvey covering Loretta Lynn at a haunted debutante ball
For Fans of: Those Darlins, the Carter Family, Tennessee Williams novels
Why You Should Pay Attention: South Carolina-born and Nashville-based Adia Victoria has only officially released one song but she's already solidified herself as one of country music's most exciting new stars. Since June, her eerie, angst-y anti-Southern pride anthem "Stuck in the South" has gained thousands of SoundCloud plays; and she spoke on a panel in Yale's Department of African-American Studies about Paramount Records alongside Greil Marcus and Jack White. "Everything still kind of feels the same," says Victoria, who just began her first-ever tour. "This year I look most forward to distill the world around me into art." Roger Moutenot, who has worked with Yo La Tengo and Sleater-Kinney, is producing her upcoming LP.
Jordan Caress manages to move seamlessly between ambient folk, rollicking country, and indie rock over the course of a performance . Her debut EP, "real quiet", showcases this remarkable versatility while simultaneously creating a lush, ambient soundscape that has become her signature sound.
Caress grew up on music. Her mother and father were both touring musicians, and starting at age 16 she was the longtime bassist for a family band consisting of herself and her three brothers. Her brother Alex is responsible for the memorable synth hooks of "real quiet."
As the frontwoman for Boston based indie-rockers Scotch Rocks, she developed a diverse catalog of rock, pop, and alt-country tunes and her band released a critically acclaimed record before splitting in 2006.
Earning critical comparisons to Emmylou Harris, Aimee Mann, and Chrissy Hynde, her debut record and live performances have made her an artist to watch carefully as she plans her next move.
More on Adia Victoria...
Ask Adia Victoria outright about her life and you'll be met with a few readied no-fluff bullet points: she's from South Carolina. She was raised seventh day Adventist. She started playing guitar at twenty one and she's never stopped moving. On the rare chance she divulges more, you'll quickly notice a common theme threading itself through her story--rivers.
"When I was 18, I stood on the bank of the Seine. I didn't have a friend in Paris and I thought about jumping in and letting the water take me where ever."
At nineteen she hovered above the East River, newly arrived in New York City, and whispered to the city "I'm gonna rule the world."
She will tell you at twenty three she saw the Chattahoochee swell up and swallow Sandy Springs. At eight years old the Pacolet River in her native Campobello washed away her black patent leather shoes.
Adia moved to Nashville in 2010 just after the Cumberland devastated the city's downtown and started moonlighting solo in clubs and bars around town. After three years of playing out between her school schedule and family life she formed a band with Ruby Rogers, Tiffany Minton and Mason Hickman to flesh out her primitive songs on misery, madness, hope beyond reason and the eponymous South.
"The one thing I like most about rivers is that they never stop to explain. They just keep moving"
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