Our next show will be at the Museum of Commerce located in Historic Pensacola on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Our featured artists are Lynn Drury, Gove Scrivenor, and Abigail Dowd.
Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased online in advance until 2:00 p.m. on the day of the show. You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase and you simply check-in at the door under your name. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if seats are available. Seating is first-come first-served.
Lynn Drury was born in Yazoo City and raised in Carriere, Mississippi. She relocated to New Orleans, in the mid-nineties and performed her unique style of roots-rock on most of the stages in the city.
Over the past two decades, that meticulously cultivated style which she has dubbed NOLAmericana®, has brought her original music to audiences all over the world.
Her unique musical style, along with her personality, is reflective of her two hometowns, “Mississippi Grit and New Orleans Groove,” as Drury calls it. Her impressive catalogue includes a half dozen studio albums including 2017's critically acclaimed Rise of the Fall.
Offbeat Magazine's John Swenson describes the album as indicitive of her “exponential growth as a songwriter” and has hailed the release as “another breakthrough” in her distinguished career.
Gove Scrivenor Gove moved to Nashville in the early 70s after a four-year stint as a submarine sonar technician in the Navy. This move proved to be a wise one, as he was signed by the largest music publishing company in the world, Acuff-Rose.
When Gove released early albums on Flying Fish Records, his friends all lined up to contribute. Gove later signed with Rounder Records and Compass.
His latest album, Made Of Sand, features guest appearances by Emmylou Harris, Guthrie Trapp, and Nanci Griffith, along with some the best of the best pickers in Nashville.
On her new album, Not What I Seem, Abigail Dowd steps through the looking-glass of not just her own story, but others' as well, positing the notion that sometimes, all any of us needs or wants is to feel heard and seen.
As the Sufi poet Rumi wrote, “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field.”
To arrive at this place, we must step outside of ourselves, through forgiveness, and into a space that is free from the shackles of shame. Throughout this song cycle, Dowd takes those steps and tosses aside her own protective veil, so that she might finally know and share herself fully with the world around her.
Abigail Dowd's story actually has led her to Rumi's field: “When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about,” he wrote. “Ideas, language, even the phrase 'each other' doesn't make any sense.”