Country singer Laura Cantrell returns to the stage at Sid Gold’s Request Room for her “States Of Country” series. Cantrell and a small combo will perform songs from her repertoire and along with special guests, explore country songs and sounds from different regions of the United States.
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Cantrell first gained notice as the host of the Radio Thrift Shop on Jersey City’s WFMU, where she often mused on country music’s durability in big cities like New York. “From the moment I first stepped into Sid Gold’s Request Room, I’ve been meditating on a country show for that room. I love the intimacy of the space, the prominence of the piano and the focus on songs, delivered in their elemental form. I’m looking forward to curating a series based on the different regions of the U.S., from where country music flourished in its early years to where it bubbled under and reinvented itself up until the current day. For the first show in this series, we’re celebrating songs from my home state of Tennessee, I’ve been making this song list my whole life!”