Laura Cantrell tributes Kitty Wells
Friday, April 24, 2009
– New York by way of Tennessee singer Laura Cantrell will perform in tribute to Kitty Wells and discuss her impact at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 9.
Paul Burch, Chris Scruggs and other Nashville notables will make up her band. This program is in support of the featured exhibit Kitty Wells: Queen of Country Music, Presented by Great American Country Television Network. A signing will follow in the Museum Store. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.
No Way There From Here
Midway through Laura Cantrell's "No Way Home From Here," she kicks off the track "Beg or Borrow Days" with a two-step groove colored with fiddle and slightly Celtic feel. This leads to the banjo-driven "Driving Down Your Street," another rhythmic track that. And after the four melancholy, manic depressive songs in a row that precede these, it's a little like a light going on. But then again, the opener, "All the Girls Are Complicated," should give »»»
Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music
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