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Skylar Gudasz with Amanda Neill & the Blue Roses, $15/$18
February 23 @ 7:00 pm
Lonesome Station presents: Skylar Gudasz + Amanda Neill & the Blue Roses
Skylar Gudasz, a self-described “daydreamer with the nightly blues,” will perform at Citizen Vinyl on Friday, February 23. 6 p.m. doors / 7 p.m. show. Amanda Neill & the Blue Roses open.
$15 advance / $18 at the door.
ABOUT SKYLAR: With her luminous voice and captivating songcraft, Skylar Gudasz has won the admiration of some of the most distinguished artists in music. In the past few years alone, the Durham, North Carolina-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has shared stages with the likes of Ray Davies, Cat Power and Sharon Van Etten as part of the Big Star’s Third tribute concerts, opened for Television and toured from the US with Teenage Fanclub to Europe with the Mountain Goats, and appeared as a background vocalist on albums by Superchunk and Hiss Golden Messenger, making her TV debut with the latter on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
On the eve of pandemic lockdown in 2020, Gudasz delivered the celebrated album, Cinema, what MOJO called “a career-making star turn”, recorded between famed April Base in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and in secret studios across the lush forests of the rich NC music scene. This sophomore album, lauded by Pitchfork and premiering on NPR’s All Songs Considered, is the follow-up to her much praised full-length debut Oleander (a 2016 release, produced by Chris Stamey, that prompted The Bitter Southerner to praise her as “the Joni Mitchell the South never had”). Amid preparation for the release of a third, new full length, Gudasz’s single “Femme Fatale” was sampled prominently on the French Montana 2022 release “Blue Chills”.
Growing up with a musical family in rural Ashland, Virginia, Gudasz first found her affinity for music by learning to play flute at age five, and soon started writing songs of her own. She later taught herself to play piano and guitar, drawing inspiration from use of alternate tunings in developing her own distinct style. Although she spent time in folk and rock bands after heading to North Carolina for college, where she studied acting, mythology and creative writing, Gudasz has continued to strike off on her own with her lushly textured, sculpted singular sound.