Rolling Stone: Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line Shatter Societal Pressure in 'Let Go' Video

Posted on January 14, 2015

"Just as her intensely energetic live performances connect audiences to the intricate tales woven through her lyrics, the ever-widening scope of Nora Jane Struthers' musicality means that placing a neat, easy label on the genre she best represents is virtually impossible.

In the video for "Let Go," the first release from her upcoming album, Wake, Struthers is cast as both a well-coiffed 1950s, Donna Reed-type housewife sipping cocktails, and as her contemporary self, examining the remains of a dilapidated old house. Although generations apart, the two characters are seemingly connected, especially by the vulnerability that's displayed throughout the clip.

"I am very interested in the ways we all perform identity based on perceptions of societal rules and ideals," Struthers tells Rolling Stone Country. "My director, Dycee Wildman, and I wanted to examine this phenomenon within historical contexts but it was especially important to make it relevant to our digital age."

Whether the musical background is steeped in old-time folk or bluegrass, as much of her previous work have been, or, like Wake, boasts a more evolved blend of roots and rock with plenty of fiddle and steel guitar, Struthers' lyrical vulnerability is matched by her growing confidence as a performer. Her 2013 release, Carnival, also recorded with longtime band, the Party Line, consists of story songs told from the perspective of complicated female characters young and old. That disc climbed into the Top Ten on the Americana airplay chart.

Wake is due February 24th via Blue Pig Music."

- Stephen L. Betts

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Featured On NPR Music's 'Songs We Love'

Posted on January 14, 2015


"Whenever You See Me," the newest single off of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis' upcoming album The Third, is featured on NPR Music's "Songs We Love" today. 


Check it out here!

Nellie McKay Makes The New York Times' Best Concerts Of 2014!

Posted on January 14, 2015


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American Songwriter Magazine Names Hurray for the Riff Raff's "The Body Electric" #1 Song of 2014

Posted on December 03, 2014


American Songwriter magazine has named Alynda Lee Segarra's powerful, haunting response to the murder ballad the #1 song of the year! Check out the entire list here.


1. Hurray for the Riff Raff: “The Body Electric” Alynda Lee Segarra takes more than 100 years of murder ballads to task on this standout from Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Small Town Heroes, calling out anyone who has sung along with “Delia’s Gone” or “Banks of the Ohio” or “Knoxville Girl.” “The Body Electric” is a bold reminder of the misogyny latent in those songs, which typically get a pass because they represent the prejudices of an earlier time. Her subject, however, isn’t merely violence against women. Instead, she questions the use of any kind of violence: “Tell me what’s a man with a rifle in his hand gonna do for a world that’s just dying slow.” Her voice sounds slow and burdened, as though the song’s topicality in 2014 is a sad reminder of the state of the union.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Release Video For "Baby Bye Bye"

Posted on December 03, 2014

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have premiered the video for “Baby Bye Bye”, the lead single from their upcoming album Kitty, Daisy, & Lewis The Third, due out January 26th via Sunday Best.



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