Three rockin’ lady songwriters — Karen Jonas, Lauren Calve, and Melissa E. Wright (of Mink’s Miracle Medicine) — take over Pearl Street Warehouse on Thursday, Jan. 23, in an show appropriately titled Sweethearts of Americana.
Karen Jonas is an Americana singer/songwriter from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her intensely personal songwriting first grabbed national attention with the release of her critically acclaimed 2014 debut album Oklahoma Lottery. She also garnered international praise with her following albums, 2016’s confident Country Songs and 2018’s swanky Butter.
Six years of non-stop touring have produced a smoldering live act that’s culminated in her latest album, Lucky, Revisited. Released last July, this “action packed overview of Jonas’ finest songwriting” (Glide Magazine) debuted at #13 on the EuroAmericana Chart. Karen was recently named “Best Country/Americana Artist” by the Washington (DC) Area Music Awards, or Wammies.
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Virginia native Lauren Calve is a singer-songwriter and guitar and lap steel player who has brought a vital new energy to the Americana scene. She has become a mainstay at prominent local and regional venues, and she is honored to have opened for artists like Justin Townes Earle, Rhett Miller, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, and Charlie Worsham. Building on the vibrant blend of blues, country and rock that continues to shape her musical vision, Lauren’s third album is set to be released early 2020.
Mink’s Miracle Medicine formed on the banks of the Shenandoah river by songwriters Melissa E. Wright and Daniel Zezeski. MMM combines their respective backgrounds of indie-punk and old-timey country to create a thoughtful mesh of twang-inspired rock n’ roll.
Both Melissa and Daniel, who met five years ago in the green room of a Hackensaw Boys concert, have deep musical roots. Melissa studied vocal performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston before eventually moving back to West Virginia, where she also teaches music lessons. A furniture maker by day, Scranton native Daniel cut his teeth in punk and ska bands as a teenager, eventually leaving home to hop trains and ride the rails with his Epiphone Hummingbird guitar in tow.
Sweethearts of Americana
feat. Karen Jonas, Lauren Calve, Mink’s Miracle Medicine
Pearl Street Warehouse
Thursday, Jan. 23
Doors @ 7pm