"… the sisters recently sang vocals for Oberst’s Upside Down Mountain and they’ll headline the Mother Church, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, this fall. So Rolling Stone Country had Johanna recount a few of the duo’s top country influences …”
Make sure to catch First Aid Kit at the Ryman Oct. 29. Tickets available here.
If nostalgia is the true subject of country music songs – nostalgia for better times, for lost loves, for the old homeplace – then the Ryman has become a symbol not necessarily of the past, but of our collective yearning for the past.
On Oct. 15, MCA Nashville’sJosh Turner and Country duo Striking Matches will take the stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium for the 17th annual Concert for Cumberland Heights. This fundraiser supports the private, nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction center Cumberland Heights’ John Hiatt Fund for adolescent and young adult treatment.
Since Hiatt began the benefit in 1996, nearly $2 million has been raised to support adolescents and young adults, ages 14-24 and their families through the substance abuse recovery process.
“I’m looking forward to playing for Cumberland Heights to help them raise money so they can continue the great work that they do,” said Turner. “Alcohol and drug abuse is damaging to the person experiencing it but it’s also detrimental to their family and friends.”
An online auction will take place July 18-Aug. 1 featuring specialty tickets for the show and an autographed copy of Turner’s latest book Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood.