Nora Jane Struthers :: Champion

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Nora Jane Struthers, via Virginia, New Jersey en New York terechtgekomen in Nashville, heeft met Champion een schaamteloos openhartige CD afgeleverd. Tekstueel probeert ze te dealen met haar onvruchtbaarheid. Terwijl zij en haar man niets liever wilden dan een gezin met kinderen stichten, blijkt dat een onmogelijkheid. Zielig doet ze daar niet over, wel eerlijk en nuchter. De muziek is een fraaie mix van country, folk, roots en soms Springsteen-achtige rock. In Amerika heeft ze al een toegewijde schare fans, Champion gaat ervoor zorgen dat we in Europa ook verliefd op haar worden.

Great vulnerability is often part and parcel of great artistry. 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. Nora Jane Struthers’ new album Champion is built on these kinds of songs.
The 13-song collection is the follow-up to 2015’s Wake, which earned Struthers acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and “Fresh Air.” Struthers wrote and recorded the album with her longtime road band the Party Line, and the chemistry between her and the other players is palpable. The album, produced by Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, 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 studio is having a damn good time.

Tracks
1. Each Season
2. Champion
3. Grass
4. Belief
5. Let’s Get The Day Started Right
6. Just a House
7. Grit
8. Robot (Awakening)
9. Robot
10. The Words
11. Show Me
12. Band Family
13. Wonderful Home

Bio
Nora Jane Struthers-bio.pdf

Links
https://www.norajanestruthers.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nora_Jane_Struthers

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