Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs kick off the Northeastern leg of the "Bad & Better Angels" tour with some of their favorite hometown pals at the Indiana RedBarn!
This is an All Ages Event.
This event is BYOB. No glass permitted inside the theatre. Small coolers are welcome.
Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs
Cari Ray is an award-winning songwriter and storyteller whose songs manifest in a way that can transport you a back alley juke joint around the early part of the last century. Cari’s influences as a writer and performer are clear and present in her original material, spanning a wide range of early American music… a helping of acoustic blues, a little folk, a rasher of ragtime, and a slight flavor of old-time country. Her live show serves it up handily with quick wit, tasty fingerstyle guitar, and a huge voice. With a unique blend of heart and grit, Cari Ray will have your heart breaking one minute and your hips shaking the next…all while wondering where she’s hiding the rest of band.
One spin of “Bad & Better Angels,” produced by Country Blues legend-in-the-making, Reverend Peyton (of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band), will explain what all the fuss is about. This project has the duos powerful vocals front and center. With her 4th release, the blues roots that seeped through on past recordings are front and center like never before. Here’s what Rev. had to say about working with Ray. “Cari Ray’s songwriting is clever and catchy. Her voice is huge, seriously huge. I had such a great time producing her record. Her talent shines bright.”
"The result is a wonderful combination of skillfully written songs that are bare yet full-sounding." - Blues Magazine
The Hammer & The Hatchet
Birthed by the hill country pickin’ parties that are synonymous with these Brown County Hills, The Hammer and The Hatchet have created a sound that is reaching beyond the county line. John Bowyer, The Hammer, is a virtuoso mandolin player and guitar player who has used his talents as a side man, studio musician, and front man for projects like Old Truck Revival, Punkin’ Holler Boys, Chris Dollar Band, Avocado Chic, and so much more. He recognized in Jayme Hood, The Hatchet, an undiscovered talent, who has quickly moved past protege to become his musical soulmate. The Americana sound that they have created is bluegrass inspired, harmony rich, and heartfelt. They have been co-writing songs and bringing their brand of American Roots music to the region for 3 years and continue to build momentum with every show.
The Hammer and the Hatchet have released 2 albums. The first (self titled) in January of 2015 and the second, Winter Fires in October of 2016.
Will Scott is known for his distinctive voice, original roots songwriting, and guitar stylings. Blending blues and Americana with a dash of rock and outlaw country, His soulful live performances, and his acclaimed recordings have captivated crowds in the US and Europe for over twenty years.
Will Scott has opened for: Buddy Miller, Elizabeth Cook, Band of Heathens, Jolie Holland, Baby Gramps, Sam Meyers & Anson Funderburg, Kent Burnside, Preacher Boy, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, among others.