Hailed by The Washington Post as ‘one of Nashville’s finest song interpreters,’ Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of: two GRAMMY wins, four CMA Awards, four #1 country singles, and five gold albums (plus a platinum collection of her greatest hits). The dream almost ended, though, when Mattea entered her 50s and began to find her voice changing.
What followed was a three-year journey through life challenges, soul-searching, and professional uncertainty, a trying time of personal anguish that threatened to silence her permanently, but instead brought her unexpected joy. Mattea dug in with a vocal coach, re-committed to her music, and emerged with the most poignant album of her career, Pretty Bird.
Working with her old friend, music roots wizard Tim O’Brien, producing, Pretty Bird is a chronicle of her journey, song by song, back to singing for the sheer joy of it. It’s an emotional, moving collection, one that draws its strength not only from Mattea’s touching performances, but also from her uncanny ability to weave seemingly disparate material into a cohesive whole.
Exquisitely arranged and delivered with the kind of subtlety and nuance that can only come from a lifetime of heartbreak and triumph, you can witness Kathy Mattea performing her best songs from Pretty Bird at Manship Theatre on Wednesday, July 3rd. Tickets are $45-$60 and can be purchased online at https://www.manshiptheatre.org or in person. See you there!
At Creekside Crossing Apartments in Walker, Louisiana, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Wednesday, July 3, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801