With a guitar style that marries acoustic punk to country blues and a songwriting approach that lays it all — the good and the bad – on the line, Sunny War, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was one of the most buzzed-about artists on the American-roots scene, even prior to the release of her 2023 full length, Anarchist Gospel.
Join WJCT Public Media and the Jacksonville Music Experience for an evening with American-roots singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Sunny War.
Her fourth studio album, Anarchist Gospel speaks to the fleetingness of even the hardest-won stability, and features guest spots from Allison Russell, Jim James, Dave Rawlings, and Chris Pierce (her partner in the duo War & Pierce). The record has already been named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone, Spin and Mojo. NPR Music called it “thrilling”; and the New Yorker calls Sunny War “an ascendent voice in roots music.” Listen here.
Locals Folk Is People will open the show. Led by Stacey Bennett, the genre-bending ensemble infuses a string driven, roughly edged brand of Americana with elements of folk, bluegrass, and old country, enveloping it all in a distinctive indie-rock sound. Folk is People has performed across the U.S., played festivals including SxSW, and has supported nationally touring acts such as John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Shovels and Rope, and Justin Townes Earle.
Friday, January 12, 2024
100 Festival Park Ave Jacksonville, FL 32202