New music from one of Americana's most creative figures
Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists," says Ann Powers of NPR Music. Nora Jane's new album, "Champion," is built on these kinds of songs. The 13-song collection is the follow-up to 2015's "Wake," which earned acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and "Fresh Air." There’s an honesty and energy to Nora Jane’s stage presence; a vulnerability that is part and parcel of great artistry. In one moment, she joyfully leads the audience in a dance party ... in the next, she lays her soul bare for the world to hear. A performance by Nora Jane and her band is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a damn good time.