Ryan Culwell and Nora Jane Struthers in Concert
Ryan Culwell and Nora Jane Struthers in Concert Thursday October 13, 2022 at The Barn in Columbus, MS.
Walk around throwing punches everywhere and youll earn yourself an almighty ass whooping. Keep your hands in your pockets all day, though, and youll start to feel like youve already whooped your own. Its a paradox that Ryan Culwell finds himself wrestling with frequently on his extraordinary new album, Run Like A Bull. Recorded with longtime collaborator Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier, Kim Richey), the collection is raw and magnetic, cutting close to the bone as it searches for a middle ground between release and restraint, recklessness and responsibility. Culwell faces down his own worst instincts here, grappling with weighty, existential notions the way Flannery OConnor might, conjuring up images of alternating beauty and brutality set against a distinctly American backdrop. We all laugh when a young calf struggles to his feet, Culwell sings in his gritty rasp. When an old bull falls down on his ass I guess it aint so sweet.
Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists," says Ann Powers of NPR Music. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners' lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Struthers has built her career on these kinds of songs. Theres an honesty and energy to Nora Janes stage presence; a vulnerability that is part and parcel of great artistry. In one moment, she joyfully leads the audience in a dance party... in the next, she lays her soul bare for the world to hear. A performance by Nora Jane is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a damn good time.
Free finger foods, soft drinks, beer, water and snacks will be available for our guests. A Donation Jar on the food table will benefit Helping Hands, a local food pantry.
The Barn (View)
136 Mac Davis Road
Columbus, MS 39702
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|