Planting Back to the Listening RoomAugust 21, 2012
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.