Planting Back to the Listening Room


After a few months of missing the Listening Room, I finally made my way back to check out tonight’s show (ER trip be damned!). This month’s show was curated by Karen of “I Could Go On And On,” so I knew there was no way I could miss this (she would have my head if I didn’t make it).

First up was Sweet Fern, made up of Joshua Bearman of the Hot Seats and Alison Self of herself. The duo played a lot of sweet old-time Americana tunes by the Carter Family and Conway Twitty. The banter back and forth was also a treat.

Up next was Charlottesville band The Nettles, which was pretty much The Hill and Wood with an additional singer. I wasn’t able to stay long during their set but the few songs I heard were full of luscious sounds that were calm and entertaining.

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