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Dear Friends,

Last Friday night my band played at a Nashville favorite–the 12th South Taproom.  I don’t know how it happened, but apparently the Nora Jane Struthers band uniform is jeans and a plaid/flannel shirt.  I’m cool with it.
I wore a brand new 1940’s Blue Linen gem.  The white-buttons go all the way up the front and the neckline is just charming.  I love love it.  It may be my new favorite.  And for all of you readers out there who are curious about how I know it is 1940’s, the buttons (and no zipper) are a dead give away.  
It was a great show:
Ward Stout: mandolin, fiddle, vocals
Ben Sanders: fiddle, mandolin, vocals
PJ George: Bass, vocals
Nora Jane Struthers: guitar, vocals, smiles
Thanks for reading friends.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,
Every July there is a festival, Uncle Dave Macon Days, in Mufreesboro, TN, which honors the late musician, performer, and Grand Old Opry Star, Uncle Dave Macon.
I put on my Saturday night barn dance 1940’s floral cotton dress, complete with quilted trim around the neckline, sleeves, and sparkly pink buttons.  
In the above photos, in order of appearance:  Me, Emily Miller (in the grey 1940’s–which I found for her 🙂 and Alison Williams, Anna Roberts (Red-skirt and bass), Bailey Cook (red gingham shirt and denim jean skirt overalls).
The video is wonderful.  Check it out.
Thanks for reading friends!
Sincerely, 
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

I just moved into a new apartment in East Nashville and one of my favorite features of this new apartment is the wall-bracket dress bar I installed all by myself–and then again with the help of some friends after it proved a bit shaky.  
Last Thursday I had some of my lady friends over for dinner and they, overwhelmed by my new display of dresses, decided they better try some of them on!
Here’s Emily Miller and Rachel Hester in Nora Jane Vintage:
Rachel’s feet are just a little to small for my favorite pair of fancy heels.  🙂
Thanks for reading friends!
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

On this past tour, I brought my band to The Albert Music Music Hall in Waretown, NJ and what a show it was!  
As you can see, plaid is the new black.  I brought this sweet green and pink plaid early 1950’s number in West Virginia on my way back from The Purple Fiddle.  Only $15 big ones and it fits like a dream!
Ben and Grant followed suit–I think we look snazzy.
Thanks for reading friends.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

 

As one of the Troubadours, I had the opportunity to play live on Telluride’s Radio station KOTO on Friday afternoon.  I sang two songs, “Greenbrier County” and a new one I co-wrote with my dear friend Rachel Hester entitled, “That Horse’ll Kill You”.   Luckily my beau, PJ, was along to sing harmony with my for my radio station debut.

I wore my brand new blue and white early 50’s  dress that I bought at an antique store in West Virginia on our drive back to Nashville from The Purple Fiddle.  $15 for this sweet number—what a steal!  Too bad all the folks tuned in couldn’t see it.  But ladies, sometimes wearing a dress is not about being seen.

 

Thanks to Susanne at KOTO for being so kind and supportive.  I look forward to our next meeting.

 

Thanks for reading friends.

Sincerely,

Nora Jane

 

P.S.  Check out the sun hat I purchased to protect me for the scorching Colorado sun—so practical and stylish too!  That picture was taken 15 feet from my campsite.  Later that day I washed my hair in that river.  It was so cold I almost fell down because my muscles gave up on me.

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