CMT Edge featured Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line for a live performance of “The Wire” off 2015’s Wake album, calling it “an insightful and personal collection of songs underscored by a more assertive delivery.”
NPR’s Ken Tucker, Pop Music Critic for Fresh Air with Terry Gross, reviewed Wake on Fresh Air’s March 4, 2015 show, praising the album’s “rock ‘n’ roll force and forthrightness,” calling ‘Wake‘ an “awakening about who [Nora Jane] is, what she wants to do, and how she wants to sound” and saying she lives up to being named after Nora Charles and Jane Austen.
Among the highlights is an examination of “Let Go,” which Ken Tucker calls “an anthem of self-definition” and says is “about the roles women play throughout their lives to fulfill certain expectations [with] Struthers pushing back… you wouldn’t expect anything less from a rock ‘n’ roller.” In his post-broadcast Tweet, Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker called the album “excellent, alert, and sharp-tongued.”
Listen to the full review here.
Nora Jane was recently invited by American Songwriter Magazine and Martin Guitars to stop by their offices to play her new song “The South,” which they called “a dreamy, folky reflection on the meaning of ‘home'”, with her 1961 Martin 000-18 guitar. Joined by The Party Line’s Joe Overton, watch this acoustic performance of “The South” here.
In its review, American Songwriter’s Jonathan Bernstein said that “[Wake] is brimming and bursting with life, with lessons learned and love discovered . . ..” The review goes on to compare its sounds, “at various points, like early Neko Case, the Jayhawks, and, most strikingly, Kathleen Edwards.”
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