Celebrate Pearson Lakes Art Center's first big concert of the summer with Farewell Angelina on July 14. The 7:30 p.m. concert will take place at the Outdoor Amphitheatre. The cash bar is available. Attendees may bring their own lawn chairs or use ones provided on site.
Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their blend of harmonies over double violins and guitars has earned praise across the board. Roughstock called them a "superstar act … with killer songs." Rolling Stone noted "wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass … deft playing … into one sonic knockout punch."
A band of longtime friends, Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Lisa Torres and Ashley Gearing all met pursuing their dreams in Nashville. Each deeply respected and admired one another while they were building successful solo careers, touring and recording with top artists, and writing songs for some of country music's biggest hitmakers. When they heard their voices together for the first time, they couldn't wait to take their show on the road. Major opportunities soon followed including singing the National Anthem for Thursday Night Football, the Unbridled Eve Gala for the Kentucky Derby, the ACM All-Star Jam, and festivals in Switzerland, Norway, Spain, France, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Farewell Angelina's chemistry lives in watching each other shine, and most of all, creating moments every night with the country music fans they love so much. The relationship they share with their fans won them the fan-voted "Hot Seat" spot of the "Taste of Country 2017 RISERS" program by over 20,000 votes.
They've also been named among Rolling Stone's "New Artists You Need To Know," and Roughstock's "Ones to Watch" with a tour schedule to prove it. The girls have opened shows for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Maroon 5, and Trace Adkins, to name a few. The girls joined the Bacon Brother’s (Kevin & Michael) as the opening act on many dates of their last two summer tours. They are currently headlining their own "Women & Wine Tour" to packed crowds across the U.S. and Europe. In late 2019, they were selected by American Music Abroad to represent the United States as not only performers, but as official cultural ambassadors of the U.S.A. So far, this adventure has taken them across Southeast Asia, but high demand will take them to several other countries this year. The girls will close out 2020 having played over 100 shows.
The band's highly anticipated "Women and Wine" EP (that the band co-produced) was released Jan. 25, 2019, to rave reviews.
"This female quartet has flawlessly-rehearsed vocal harmonies to spare," Music Row's Bob Oermann said. "The shimmering, echoey production is lovely. The song is super contemporary: You know only two things get better with time, women and wine. Welcome to the winner's circle."
CMT celebrated with a worldwide premiere of the band's music video for the single, "Ghosts," which was No. 1 on the CMT 12-pack Countdown for five weeks and in the top three for eight weeks. On Sept. 5, Billboard premiered the music video for "More Problems" calling the harmonies "stunning" and the song, "a perfect respite to the end of summer."
Tickets can be purchased at the Pearson Lakes Art Center box office, or by calling 712-332-7029. For more information regarding the show or membership, please call the Pearson Lakes Art Center at 712-332-7029 or visit lakesart.org.