Michaela Anne

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Michaela Anne

Todd Albright

Thu, April 25, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages


Michaela Anne
Michaela Anne
A staple of the new Nashville scene of indie-country artists, Michaela Anne is a writer with narrative depth and a timeless voice. On her 2014 album Ease My Mind, she was praised by The New York Times for her insightful songwriting, and has continued to pick up speed since. On her latest release, Bright Lights and the Fame, Michaela Anne achieved new creative heights and her catchy, complex songwriting paired with her sweet, steady voice yielded widespread critical praise from NPR, The New York Times, Noisey, Rolling Stone, and Stereogum, among others.

Rolling Stone named the album one of the “15 Great Country and Americana Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016,” saying Michaela Anne’s music “evokes the country-rock sound of the Eagles and the emotional vocals of Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris,” while NPR wrote “Michaela Anne works through weepers and hits the honky-tonks as every great country singer should. Song after song, her confidence and conviction shine through without casting a shadow on her craft. Rodney Crowell even makes a cameo appearance on ‘Luisa,’ further solidifying her dirt-road cred.”

Following the success of Bright Lights and the Fame, Michaela Anne has remained in constant motion. She's rolled out multiple singles that received praise from notable outlets including NPR’s Songs We Love, Rolling Stone and BBC Radio 2, alongside inclusion on major Spotify playlists including “The Pulse of Americana” and “Torch and Twang.” She's had multiple headlining tours with festival performances at AmericanaFest (US), AmericanaFest (UK) and Bristol Rhythm & Roots. In 2018, she was named one of The Boot’s “Artists to Watch,” embarked on three international tours, acted as direct support for Ron Pope, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Black Lillies and Sam Outlaw, while also spending time working on her new album, Desert Dove (TBD 2019 release).
Todd Albright
Todd Albright
Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it.

Todd's vigorous, gritty and soulful performances are accompanied by stories of the masters and a deep intuitive sense of respect for craft, providing audiences with a meaningful experience while creating a transcendent moment. One of the top blues guitarists in the world, Todd is the only contemporary twelve string player in his genre.

Todd began playing the blues while still a teenager, some twenty-five years ago. Initially, he was drawn to the sound of the finger-picked style and has since immersed himself in the foundational music and narratives of American culture. Over the years, Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull.

Todd's first full-length LP, Fourth Floor Visitor, was released by Jett Plastic Recordings out of Detroit, Michigan (2017). His latest album, Detroit Twelve String: Blues & Rags, is out now on Third Man Records (2017).
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801