The American Dream may be dead, but your Americana dreams can still live on on August 18 at the Woodward’s Americana Spotlight No. 2, brought to you by INHAILER. The event will feature local folk sensation Young Heirlooms, along with other local/regional acts like Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts and Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen, as well as an installation of quilts by Heather Jones. The night is sure to get you back to those Midwestern roots.
The Cincinnati sextet, composed of Kelly Fine, Christopher Robinson, Kyle Elkins, Steve Hauke, and Charles Christopher Alley, will be headlining the night. The group prides themselves on the simplicity and craftsmanship of their songs. The band was founded in 2010 and have since released two projects: their 11-track self-titled debut and their most recent, last year’s The Hammer.
Young Heirlooms create contemporary Americana that echoes simple and pure harmonies akin to Nickelcreek with a more electric sound that is equal parts indie and classic country, especially on their latest album. The Hammer features a darker, almost melancholic tone than their previous self-titled project. Young Heirlooms show both their growth and their depth of sound and emotion on this latest venture.
This is the second installment of the Woodward Theater’s Americana Spotlight, curated by the Young Heirlooms themselves. The night is designed to celebrate the Americana artists the band has met on the road touring their most recent album. The night explores Americana as not just a genre of music, but art in general, as they feature Heather Jones’ modern take on the classic American folk artistry that is quilting.
Presented by INHAILER, the second night of Americana Spotlight will be an unforgettable showcase of what the region has to offer in roots and Americana art. Be sure to get to the August 18 show at the Woodward Theater for a chance to get into the spirit of Americana.
When: Saturday, August 18; doors at 7, music at 8
Where: The Woodward Theater
How much: $10, or $8 online advance