Sarah Lou Richards, Jesse Terry, Mike Clifford

Sarah Lou Richards

With her fourth album, Someone Who Gets Me, Americana artist Sarah Lou Richards stretches her sound to new limits. It's a broad, bold record, rooted in the bright melodies of pop music, the storybook narratives of country, and the real-life experiences of a songwriter who isn't afraid to shine a light on her own trials and triumphs.

Richards was born in upstate Wisconsin, where she sang her way through grade school and eventually earned a music scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. After graduation, she headed east, landing a job teaching elementary schoolers in Connecticut. She missed her time onstage, though. Two years later, Richards packed up her classroom and moved south, this time finding a new home in Nashville.

When Richards moved to Nashville in 2007, she found a town full of songwriters, sidemen, and starry-eyed hopefuls. It was a competitive place. She dove in headfirst, writing a catalog of songs inspired by mainstream artists (Miranda Lambert, Bonnie Raitt) as well as left-of-center Americana singers (Ryan Adams, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin). She toured heavily, too, booking her own shows and building her fanbase show by show. During breaks in her schedule, she volunteered with organizations like Musicians on Call and Girls Rock Camp.

Her debut record, 2010's, Ruby Red Shoes, was produced by Henry Paul, frontman for the '90s multi-platinum country band BlackHawk. The album introduced Richards as a sharp, observational songwriter who straddled the line between country and modern pop — a distinction she continued whittling into sharp shape over the following years. By 2014, Richards' sound had won over fans like the Steeldrivers' Gary Nichols, who produced her third record, The Woman Behind the Curtain. An independent musician and savvy businesswoman, Richards funded the album via a PledgeMusic campaign, emboldening and enlarging her audience.

Someone Who Gets Me arrives in 2017. It's Richards' most personal album to date, full of original music written in celebration of her friend's wedding (“Love Always Wins"), her niece and nephew's births ("Jaidyn's Lullaby," "Song for Peaches"), and her own self-empowerment ("Soldiers Heart"). She whips up some convincing fiction, too, turning "The Fisherman" into a story-song about a water-worker and delivering "Plane Blue" from the perspective of a cuckholded man.

"After getting to know Sarah Lou, I discovered that she is so much more than just another alt-country gal," says producer Adrian Suarez. "She has an energy that can fill a room with joy but can also draw you in to a very tender moment — and countless shades in between. I wanted the world to experience that depth of SLR…and I think we achieved it."

Recorded in Minneapolis with Suarez and a multi-piece band, Someone Who Gets Me is Richards' strongest album to date, full of guitar, pedal steel, bass, drums, and overlapping layers of vocal harmonies. The kickoff track, "High on a Hill," even finds Richards working the chorus of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" into the final moments. Eclectic and expansive, the record widens Richards' sound while doubling down on her strengths. Sarah Lou Richards has never sounded more like herself. . .and Sarah Lou Richards has never sounded better.

Jesse Terry

An Evening With Callaghan & Jesse Terry

This special evening offers you two great voices in one show as critically acclaimed singer- songwriters Callaghan and Jesse Terry share their songs and stories.


“Nothing short of stunning” is how No Depression described Callaghan’s recent live show in Nashville. Originally from the UK Callaghan moved to Atlanta in summer 2010 to tour and record with grammy nominee Shawn Mullins after they connected via Myspace.

Since then she’s released two studio albums and toured from coast-to-coast building her fanbase all across the USA. Playing piano and guitar she delivers a vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which are part of everyone’s lives.

In the UK the BBC have playlisted three singles from her latest album A History of Now and in the US Sirius XM’s My Favourite Coffee House have featured her live in session. BBC Radio London’s Gaby Roslin describes hearing Callaghan live as "Breathtaking...absolutely incredible”

Jesse Terry

"His music is filled with a simple grace, with lyrics that capture beautifully the eternal tug-of-war between head and heart. If you like Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, or Jackson Browne, give Jesse’s music a try. His soothing voice paired with acoustic guitar is like a gentle sunbeam parting monochrome sky.”

So says music blogger and No Depression contributor Vivian Wang - one of many reviewers who liken Jesse Terry to classic singer-songwriters and troubadours including Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell.

A grand prize winner in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest and the Nashville Songwriters’ Association contest, Jesse has performed at Bonnaroo, the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival and on stages large and small all over the USA.

The buzz about Jesse continues to grow with tours taking him to Europe and New Zealand and his music being featured in major TV series. Person-by-person, state-by-state, country-by- country, his fans, supporters, and colleagues have grown exponentially in the past few years. No wonder John Platt from WFUV New York calls Terry “a force to be reckoned with”



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