In this age of social media, it’s all too easy to see our differences and forget the things we have in common. I was reminded of this over the past few weeks, as Joe and I have played house concerts during our Homecoming tour. After each show, when the guests have all gone home and we’re sitting around chatting with the hosts in their home, the conversation almost always finds its way to politics. Sometimes we all have similar views; sometimes we don’t. Regardless though, there’s something about sitting down at someone else’s kitchen table and being served homemade food that makes it easier to listen and really hear to their perspective.
This fall, Joe and I spent several weeks in London as part of a honeymoon/spirit quest and while we were there we accidentally…MADE A RECORD! We recorded the album just the two of us, live, in one afternoon in a sweet pub in East London called No. 14 Bacon Street. The record is folk album, comprised of old-time tunes, ballads, and classic country duets. We enjoyed making it so much that we’ve decided we want to get back to our roots and bring this music into the homes of our friends and supporters this winter! We’ll be announcing all the shows over the next few weeks!
Write your own line to this song and post below or on this Facebook thread.
Example: “If I was a tater, lovin’ you would be hot oil.” – “If I was a seedling, lovin’ you, I’d be soiled”
5 LUCKY WINNERS, one chosen by each of the band members will receive a special package in the mail. Prize gift package will include unreleased music, 3 can coozies, a letter, and other surprises.
“Nora Jane Struthers and her group the Party Line give me what I always want from a band: kick-ass music that straddles the boundaries between typical genres, enthralling performances, and the best damn attitude. Bonus points given for being some of the nicest people around. These are folks here for the love of the game – all about creating and sharing, and when you’ve got that, you just know good music is apt to follow.
Over the journey of four albums and one EP, Nora Jane Struthers has honed in on an exuberant brand of rock and pop flavored with heavy doses of Americana, country, and bluegrass. We truly came to be full-fledged Struthers devotees after hearing her most recent (and crowd-funded) album Wake. The album appeals to our “the record is as good as the live show and vice-versa” philosophy. It’s road-tested, dynamic as all hell, and with equal parts grit and sheen. What more could you want outta life?”
Listen to the live in studio tracks here.
The Festy was one of the last and best shows of 2015. The band and the crowd were on fire. Definitely one of our tour manager, T-Claw’s, Top 5 Shows of 2015 by any band. The Infamous Stringdusters and Devil’s Backbone Brewing really know how to put on a festival. We’re coming back to the area. March 31st at The SOUTHERN in Charlottesville, Virginia, tell everyone you know.