September 16th, 2022 7pm Stage 3
With his seventh album When We Wander due for a spring 2021 release and a series of livestreamed concerts firing up his ever-growing fanbase, Americana singer-songwriter Jesse Terry has ridden out the pandemic like few artists can. Raves from the likes of No Depression ("instant accessibility…brilliance and clarity") and Pollstar ("it’s easy to imagine hearing his songs on the radio in between cuts by Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell") are great, but his fan community is what's truly priceless. A full-time touring artist for the past decade, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize winner and onetime Music Row staff writer normally plays 150 shows a year – from Bonnaroo, to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest. When We Wander, the first album he wrote since becoming a parent, was recorded live with his band, and the family theme courses through it like a river through a canyon.
Bruce Sudano returns with a fresh offering of dispatches from the heart on his latest EP of new original songs, Ode to a Nightingale.
The new record succeeds a pair of equally immediate, thoughtful, and urgent mini-albums issued in 2020. Released April 2020, Spirals Vol. 1: Not a Straight Line to Be Found was praised by Americana Highways for its “five moving songs about life, love and death that captivate and hold the listener’s attention.” Sudano’s October 2020 release Spirals Vol. 2: Time and the Space In Between garnered a four-star review from American Songwriter, with writer/author Lee Zimmerman noting, “Sudano’s found himself on a steady roll.”
Noted for his songwriting for Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, and Donna Summer and his own hits with the band Brooklyn Dreams, Sudano has established a burgeoning reputation in his own right. Fittingly, his latest release began with solo sessions at his home studio.