Adrian + Meredith with Hannah Sophia

January 31, 2019 - 8:00pm

On Thursday, January 31, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes Adrian + Meredith to the WOW Hall along with special guest Hannah Sophia.

Always ones to march to their own drum, Adrian + Meredith make a different sort of roots racket.  Since the release of their debut album, More Than A Little (Hearth Music, 2016) the East Nashville-based duo has been pounding the pavement and putting their own spin on Americana music.  Their live show will have you on your feet dancing, clapping and stomping along with the rule-breaking spirit of punk, the vintage twang of old-timey folk, the sneer of rock & roll, and even the frenetic bounce of early swing and jazz manouche. 

In a city filled with country cowboys and sit-on-a-stool songwriters, Adrian + Meredith brings together two performers who grew up on opposite ends of the musical spectrum.  Before meeting his future wife at a show in Washington, DC, Detroit-born Adrian was raised on rock and punk, with a carnival barker’s croon and an off-the-wall “claw-hammer banjo” approach to playing the acoustic guitar.  Meanwhile, Meredith was an Ann Arbor native who cut her teeth in the old-time music scene, where she played traditional fiddle and clogged.  Those two approaches come together with Adrian + Meredith, a project that honors the traditions of folk and Americana music while pushing beyond those genres’ boundaries.  

Adrian was already 10 years into an acclaimed solo career when Meredith made a guest appearance on his 2014 release, Roam.  Since then, the pair’s partnership has grown into a full-time collaboration, with the two swapping harmonies, trading solos, and acting as co-pilots.  They're a dynamic, hard­working tour de force that creates instant fans with every show.  They blend folk, old­time, post­punk, pre­war jazz, soul, rock & roll, and country music in the same set, sometimes same song.  Adrian's twisted storylines drive home poignant stories that make you think, while Meredith's fiddle drives the mood.

 

HANNAH SOPHIA

 

Raised in a family of devout music lovers, Hannah Sophia found the joy of singing and songwriting at a young age.  Her music provides a fresh perspective in categories such as self-image, relationships and personal fears.  Her unique voice draws you in, and her simple but evocative harmonies and well-crafted lyrics invite you to stay. 

Blending the sweetness of Ingrid Michaelson and the grit of Brandi Carlisle, Hannah’s confessional style delivers an authentic and down to earth performance.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show.  Doors open at 7:30 pm and showtime is 8:00.

 

 

Door Time: 
January 31, 2019 - 7:30pm
Cost: 
$8 Advance, $10 Day of Show