Civic Music presents top Nashville quartet tonight with special guest David Kroll.
The Burlington Civic Music Association continues to unveil its dandy season lineup tonight when its presents Farewell Angelina.
Named for a Bob Dylan song, this Nashville quartet features four strong women who kick butt as singers, multi-instrumentalists and songwriters.
This is exactly the kind of band that drives southeast Iowans wild.
Farewell Angelina has shared stages with former Steamboat Days stars including Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins and Jake Owen.
Their strong harmonies, layered atop hot dueling violins and snappy guitars have garnered them consistent accolades. Rolling Stone magazine tagged them, "Wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass."
The women met while pursuing their individual dreams in Nashville. Lauren Lucas, Lisa Torres, Nicole Witt and Andrea Young are longtime friends.
“I think we all had reached a point where it was kind of boring, doing it by ourselves,” Witt told fanzine The Boot. “We’d been hanging out and writing and having late-night jams, and it just felt very organic to put a band together.”
Lucas, who left the group earlier this year, has collaborated with Burlington singer-songwriter David Kroll.
"We are very excited about the show Thursday night at Burlington Memorial Auditorium," Witt told The Hawk Eye this week. "As an extra special treat, Burlington’s own David Kroll will be joining us on stage for a song."
Ashley Gearing replaced Lucas in August. Gearing made her chart debut in 2003 with "Can You Hear Me When I Talk to You?" which peaked at No. 36 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
"She is a virtuosic singer, great guitar player, and our sassy Baby Spice," the band told Sterling Whitaker in Taste of Country webzine.
The Angelinas were named among Rolling Stone's "New Artists You Need To Know" and Roughstock's "Ones to Watch."
If you liked the Dixie Chicks, you'll love Farewell Angelina.
"It’s gonna be an unforgettable night of music," Witt said. "We can’t wait to meet you all."
Single tickets are $35, $10 for students, available by calling Burlington Civic Music at (319) 752-0336, on Ticketmaster, and at the Memorial Auditorium box office night of show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 7:30.