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Music & Wine on Rt. 9 with Karen Jonas Duo, 2-5 pm
March 24 @ 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Karen Jonas and collaborator Tim Bray make their debut performance at the winery. In a time when the country music genre is complicated by competing definitions, Jonas weighs in strongly with her own version of what country music should be. Her intensely personal songwriting first grabbed national attention with the release of her critically acclaimed 2014 debut album Oklahoma Lottery. Three years of non-stop touring with her guitarist Tim Bray have produced a smoldering live act that’s left audiences breathless across the country, culminating in their much-anticipated sophomore release Country Songs, which is currently charting on both the US and UK Americana charts.
Country Songs is a refreshing mix of classic sounds with new, head-turning country swagger. At times defiant, celebratory, or pining, Country Songs remains intensely personal. It is crafted to be focused on—perhaps alone, while sipping whiskey on a quiet evening—for poetry, story, and nuance. The layered fiddle, steel, and organ are the stage upon which Jonas’s stories shine, with Bray’s lead guitar acting as a spotlight. Country Songs may be the self-made duo’s showcase of a local sound, but the collection has them poised to take a bow on an international stage. Don’t miss this performance!