- Start: 6 February 2014 9:00 pm
The Bones of J.R Jones :
Born and raised in central New York, in a house at the end of a long dirt road, J.R. started dabbling in music when he was six and his mother mandated – as she did with his older and younger brothers – that he take piano lessons. A self taught guitar and banjo player, J.R.’s fondness for old gospel hymns, bluesmen like Son House and R.L. Burnside, and artists like The Carter Family and Tom Waits, helped shape his sound, which has been described as “haunting stomp blues tempered with a touch of honey.”
Michigan-born and New York-based folk singer, Melaena Cadiz conjures up June Carter Cash and Patsy Cline as much as Joanna Newsom. Which isn’t to say that Cadiz doesn’t have a voice of her own, but rather, that she stands up well in a long line of female singer/songwriters who have mined the depths of Americana to great and varied results. – Opus.fm
Hudson’s own Kayln Rock will open the evening!