Anne McCue with Sharayah Spears
Bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist ANNE MCCUE has released her 6th studio album - Blue Sky Thinkin' . McCue recorded and produced the album alongside Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam) in Los Angeles and Nashville. The album has been mastered by Ray Kennedy in Nashville. The album reunites the band from her critically acclaimed 'Roll' album and allows Anne to explore some of her favourite influences, including Billy Holiday, Charlie Christian, Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Minnie, Astor Piazzola, Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, Django Reinhardt, Hoagy Carmichael, Bessie Smith...
Alternative Country icon Lucinda Williams has said of McCue: Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!"
Born in Sydney and raised just southwest in Campbelltown, McCue has toured the world playing her music in Concert Halls, pubs and festivals, living for a year in Vietnam. She has most recently been based in East Nashville, a thriving songwriting community on the Cumberland River's left bank.
Her love of music forged in Sydney, Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, McCue landed in America and performed on the Lilith Fair tour. After setting up shop in Los Angeles, she became a vital part of the citys roots music scene and has since recorded 5 acclaimed studio albums and a DVD Live In Nashville.
Her music is included in Time Lifes 4 Decades Of Folk Rock alongside Bob Dylan, The Byrds, etc. and in Starbucks Artist Choice alongside Leonard Cohen, John Coltraine etc.
McCue recently produced Emma Swift's debut album in Nashville. The record has since been nominated for an ARIA Award in Australia. Other artists she has produced include Audrey Auld and Tracey Bunn. She is currently working with Reckless Johnny Wales at Flying Machine Studio.
Expect great guitar work, compelling songs, and an eclectic set list.
A self-taught singer/songwriter with an emphasis on rhythmic folk and blues guitar, and a voice that conveys the emotions of her songs, Sharayah was born in Burlington, Iowa, and raised in Roanoke, Virginia -A valley that has deepened her appreciation for nature. Her poetic expression of thoughts, stories, and emotions, once unearthed, exude nothing less than the authentic life experiences.
Doors 7pm | Starts 7:30pm
Advance $10 | Day of show $12
The Spot on Kirk (View)
22 Kirk Avenue Southwest
Roanoke, VA 24011
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|