Blasting twin barrels of Americanoir and southern-gothic songwriting, India Ramey fires on all cylinders with her national debut, Snake Handler. Pentecostal churches, broken households, crooked family trees, forgotten pockets of the Deep South, and domestic violence all fill the album’s 10 songs, whose autobiographical lyrics pull from Ramey’s experience as a young girl in rural Georgia. Intensely personal and sharply written, Snake Handler shines a light on the darkness of Ramey’s past, driving out any lingering demons — or snakes, if you will — along the way.
Ben de la Cour
«What distinguishes de la Cour’s songs from lesser guitar-and-anguished-vocals hacks are the raw humanity of his delivery and the potency of his way with words. Originally bred in Brooklyn before planting in Nashville, de la Cour has logged the necessary miles (both physically and emotionally) to sing the truths of these tunes. He has seen the world while living in fantastical cities as disparate as Los Angeles, Havana, London and Paris, and he has reportedly made his wages as an amateur boxer, a farmhand, a janitor and a bartender while honing his troubadour essence.» -No Depression
On tour from New Orleans, supporting their third album 'Trench Foot.' "...a transfixing record that has touches of psych, country and folk, all grounded by Baker’s direct, beautifully unadorned singing. Her subtle vocal inflections draw the listener in further, every song seemingly a story she’s telling directly to you. Or sometimes at you."- Offbeat Magazine
$9, $12 day of show