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Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse.” Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.
Opening for Kat Wright, this soul-folk powerhouse presents honest, vulnerable lyricism and a sultry sound wiht heart-bending harmonies and electric group chemsitry.
and The Speakeasy
Hailing from the great free state of Kansas, Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy is a high-energy blend of brass, folk, and punk with an emphasis on songwriting and live shows. Blazing mandolin and trumpet solos careen over churning drums, acoustic guitar, and standup bass, while gravelly vocals deliver thought provoking lyrics. Established in 2007, CNS has proven a dedication to both entertainment and improvisation through their unique live shows that flow in and out of a variety of tempos and sonic feels. Over the past 11 years, CNS has performed their eclectic brand of 'brass n grass" to thrilled (and sometimes confused) crowds at fests, clubs, and basements in 49 states and 8 countries.
Sugartone Brass Band has been Funkin’ up the brass band scene in New York City for over a decade. The band got its start in a basement studio in Brooklyn, NY the summer of 2002. In 2003, the band started its first residency on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at the Gin Mill on Amsterdam Ave. In 2007, Sugartone released its first album, “Live in Brooklyn.” Sugartone continued its Upper West Side residency in 2008 at Jacques-Imo’s restaurant, a cafe fashioned after the famous Jacques-Imo’s restaurant in New Orleans. After the unfortunate closing of Jacques-Imo’s, Sugartone moved to a new restaurant in 2010 on the famous Restaurant Row in Midtown Manhattan, called Bourbon Street Bar and Grill.
Upstate first emerged from New York’s Hudson Valley in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut, ‘A Remedy.’ The Poughkeepsie Journal raved that the group “need[s] nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions,” while Chronogram hailed their “infectiously sunny organic stew,” and The Alt called them “toe-tapping, contagious, and fun.” The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to FreshGrass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.
Ticket and Seating Information:
*All Walker Farm Music shows are "Pay What You Will" events, letting you determine the price option that makes the most sense to you while supporting live performance in Weston and creating opportunities for others to attend. Children aged 12 and under get in free, but MUST have a ticket.
**All tickets are General Admission. Walker Farm includes plenty of standing room in front of the stage and limited seating at the rear of the venue. Seating is first-come, first-served, and is not guaranteed at any price point. If you require a seat for accessibility reasons, please include a note in the “comments” section of your ticket order.
***All ticket sales are non-refundable. All events in the Walker Farm Music Series are performed at Walker Farm. Walker Farm Music is curated by Jed Hughes.
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