Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line Album Release Party! – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – October 26th, 2017

Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line Album Release Party!

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line Album Release Party!

Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos

Thu, October 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Advance $12/ Day of Show $14 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

 

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line
Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line
Born in Virginia and raised in New Jersey, Nora Jane Struthers grew up playing and singing bluegrass and country music with her banjo-playing father.
After a move to Nashville, Tennessee and a brief stint fronting the band Bearfoot, in 2012 she formed her band the Party Line and started taking her songs on the road, backed by her best friends and a sound that blends infectious rock with her folk and country roots.
Struthers' voice is pure and unaffected and she delivers her songs with powerful vulnerability.
She fronts the band on acoustic and electric guitar and The Party Line is comprised of Joe Overton (banjo, fiddle and steel guitar), Josh Vana (electric guitar and harp), Brian Miller (bass) and Drew Lawhorn (drums).
Now, after two albums and hundreds of performances, the band is known as much for their tight, high energy live show as for Struthers' smart and disarming lyrics.
Their 2015 release "Wake" was welcomed with praise by NPR's Fresh Air, Rolling Stone Country, and Amy Poehler's blog Smart Girls.
On their new album "Champion" the band worked with acclaimed producer Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, TN.
"Champion" will release Fall 2017.
Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos
Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos
Silvermine, CT's Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos have toured much of the country, playing shows with The Doobie Brothers, The Marshal Tucker Band, NRBQ, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts (The Allman Brothers), Little Feat, Molly Hatchet, Badfinger, Blue Rodeo and many others, as well as countless gigs as headliners everywhere from top-notch listening rooms to beer-soaked bar rooms.

A quick list includes legendary clubs like B.B. King's in NYC, The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC, The State Theater in Falls Church, VA, The Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, CT, The Palace Theater in Greenburg, PA, The Winchester Music Hall in Cleveland, OH, The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX, The Jewish Mother in Va. Beach, VA, The Rodeo Bar in NYC, Sloppy Joe's in Key West, FL, The Webster Theater in Hartford, CT, The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, NC, The Turning Point in Piermont, NY, The Square Room in Knoxville, TN, The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, CT, The Sutler in Nashville, TN, The Capitoil Theater in Port Chester, NY,The Fairfield Theater in Fairfield, CT, The Saxon Pub in Austin, TX, Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville, TN, Jovita's in Austin, TX, The Bitter End in NYC and many more.

In 2003 they signed with Nashville's Lamon Records,and released PURE FAITH, which burned up College, AAA and Americana radio, receiving steady rotation play at over 60 American stations (as well as many in Europe), reaching Number 1 in several markets, and appearing at Number 22 on the Freeform American Roots Chart for January 2004.

Their new album on Lamon, "Ignoring All The Warning Signs" picks up where Pure Faith left off and even more clearly defines the roots rock/pop/soulful sound that critics have compared to Mellencamp, The Eagles, Springsteen and Jackson Browne. It went to 49 on the Americana Chart, and 15 on The Roots Music Report, while being played in rotation at over 90 stations in the U.S.

It also spent two months in the Top Ten at XM Radio’s X Country chart, peaking at #4 for two weeks, and ending up at #34 for the entire year of 2007. Both records have appeared on the Grammy ballot for Best Rock Album and Best Contemporary Folk / Americana Album, respectively.

Cut over five days at dLab Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, the 10 new Chris Berardo-penned originals (along with a version of one of the band's live staples, the Wilco chestnut "Passenger Side") on "Ignoring All The Warning Signs" are a representation of CB & The DB's fiery live performances, renowned among their fans for beautiful acoustic moments alongside the wild rockers and whiskey-laced jams, all held together by the jangly guitars, chiming mandolin and Chris' melodic, soulful vocals.

While the songs on Pure Faith tended towards adventures from the road, the view from inside the van, and the fight to keep the musical flag flying, the collection on Ignoring All The Warning Signs seems more internal, with hopeful songs of love (the so very catchy opener, "The One"), embracing the moment (the country-stomper "So Good, So Far," the rocker "Everybody Swings Around Here"), the dark, bluesy lament of "Barstool," or a new view on 9/11, with a frightened plea of the helpless (the gentle, acoustic "September Prayer" that closes the CD). "We like to shake the songs all around," says Chris Berardo.

"It's not by design, really, just what happens when we play. We like to take as many left turns down as many dark alleys as we want - as long as it all starts from a place of a cool song." "You know," he continues, "I don't think I could be happy without both things in the music - the electric, rocking stuff and the acoustic, quieter element," affirms Berardo.

"We're a bar band; that's where we live - for better or for worse - and whether you have a big rock club, a theater, a dark bar or a little pickin' room, we're coming there to play for whoever will listen. It's fun and it keeps us listening to each other. And when they blend together right, that's when I really get excited!"

Co-produced by two-time Grammy-nominated country/bluegrass artist Dave Moody (who has worked as a musician, engineer or producer with the likes of Doc Watson, The Dixie Chicks, Marty Stuart, Radney Foster, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams Jr. and Steve Earle) and the DesBerardos' own multi-instrumental string wiz Dick Neal, (who also produced both CB & The DBs debut American Dust in 1997, as well as Pure Faith), Ignoring All The Warning Signs is music for folks who refuse to be bound by useless categories ... Rock, Roots, Pop, Country? Hell Yeah!
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/