Nashville's Kristina Murray performs (with full band!) after Atlanta's most original and universally adored act Sailing to Denver opens the show!
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
The South is a land as lush in culture, paradox, pride, sweetness and darkness as it is in humidity and kudzu…and it’s constantly evolving. Kristina Murray’s music, steeped in troubadour storytelling, southern rock grit, and the audible legacies of country queens of yesteryear, wonderfully exemplifies this tension.
Born and raised in the Empire State of the (Dirty) South, and after an almost six year stint making a strong mark on the Americana and Country music scene of Denver, Murray has returned home to the Southland, this time to Nashville. And that yearning for place and identity — after leaving, then rejecting, then painful longing for — is exemplified in the voice of this refreshing songwriter, who Country Music People UK calls “quite sensational…the whole package.”
Fresh off the heels of her late 2013 acclaimed all original debut album, Unravelin’, which the Denver Westword notes as a collection of “eleven tracks [that] reveal a honeyed and spirited vocalist with a distinct style,” Murray is delving deep in the emerging Americana and Indie Country scene of Nashville and the greater Southeast, resonating her unmistakable songwriting style and sharp voice. As Wild American Radio says, “there aren't a whole lot of artists—especially at this stage in the game—capable of Murray's lyrical and musical concepts, much less her execution of them....with the right label and management, Kristina Murray might be a name you start hearing more and more."
What started as a group of friends getting together to learn each other’s favorite songs in 2011, has developed into one of Atlanta’s most original and universally adored acts: Sailing to Denver. Strong vocal harmonies, backed by beautiful and interesting string arrangements, make it difficult to ignore this band’s performance and buzz around town. Each member of the group, having been veterans of many other bands throughout the 2000’s, has developed to become a better player individually, and especially as a unit, since forming. When first seeing them live, it is quickly apparent that they are having as much or more fun than the audience. After releasing their self-titled debut record, they have been experiencing a wave of momentum that was not only unexpected, but has made 2014 a year of confident creation and cultivation of an act the artists themselves didn’t even see coming. And that is exactly what they are. A band you don’t even see coming. But find yourself at one of Atlanta’s most happenin’ bars or hottest festivals when they are hosting Sailing to Denver and you will be swept away with the tide and everything else.