Friday, June 3, 2022, 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Country Singer/Songwriter. DOORS 7:00/ SHOW 8:00. Tickets are $15.00 ADV/ $20.00 at Door.
The Shea Theater is pleased to present an evening of music with Massachusetts-based country singer Annie Brobst on Friday, June 3rd.
ABOUT ANNIE BROBST
"There are few artists working in New England who approach contemporary country with such a combination of mastery of the genre and accessibility outside the genre's normal audience," writes Victor D. Infante of Worcester Telegram & Gazette about Annie Brobst in his "Favorite Albums of 2021.”
Currently New England Music Awards' Overall Act of the Year, Country Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year winner, Brobst's unique songwriting ranges from traditional country to pop country. With influences like Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and Jason Isbell; she adds a feminine touch to a bro-country sound and a powerful authenticity to storytelling through song.
Her musical journey began with her move to North Shore Massachusetts from Columbus, OH in 2007, and has now become one of the most sought after and awarded artists in New England. She’s accumulated over 75,000 followers and video views in the millions across social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Bandsintown, TikTok, and more) of engaged and devoted fans - The ABB Army!
Her debut EP “Ghost” and her full album "My First Rodeo" are currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more. She released her latest album, "Where We Holler" on March 30th, 2021, which peaked at Number 2 on the iTunes Country Album Chart and #8 across all genres. All works were recorded with Sean McLaughlin of 37’ Productions - an award-winning producer in the New England music scene.
Multiple singles from all of her albums have been regularly playing on the “Backyard Country” segment of Boston’s country radio station 101.7 The Bull, powered by iHeartMedia as well as on Kruser's Local Catch on Country 102.5 WKLB.
Annie's innovation and creativity led to 3 virtual concert "tours" in the Summer and Fall of 2020 during the pandemic, as well as a sponsored virtual concert series in partnership with a local cafe and national brand, Mike's Hard Lemonade. She totaled over 100,000 digital views from her virtual concerts and 3,000 new followers from around the globe. The music never stopped for Annie Brobst.
ABOUT THE SHEA THEATER
The Shea provides performance space for a variety of attractions designed to appeal to the widest range of tastes. Musical offerings include folk, pop, rock, swing, jazz, country and traditional. Theatrical productions encompass musical comedy, drama, comedy, and political satire. In addition, audiences can take advantage of magic shows, children's shows and silent film revivals.
The Shea, with the help of a wonderful corps of volunteers, has been attracting a growing audience and as a result is bringing people into Turners Falls from an ever larger geographical area. This growth has put the Shea on a firmer financial footing, providing the basis for expectations of an even more exciting future for this vital community asset.
Rosie Porter hails from Greenfield, Massachusetts. Often reminiscent of Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells, her music is inspired by her affection for classic country, the Bakersfield sound, and old-fashioned honkytonk.
After years of playing as a duo with guitarist Tom LeBeau, Rosie and Tom formed their band Rosie Porter & the Neon Moons in August 2018.
The five-piece country ensemble features Doug Beaumier on pedal steel guitar, Bob Berry on bass guitar, and Mike Benoit on drums. Rosie Porter & the Neon Moons released their debut record, produced by LeBeau, “Just Like Old Times” in September 2019.
“Beaumier’s stellar pedal steel work weaves through these songs, providing just the right amount of twang, while LeBeau’s guitar is the driving force on “Dustpan Rag,” a song that would sound right at home blaring out of a honky-tonk. Porter’s vocals are heartfelt and her strong voice pays homage to influences of the past while, at the same time, creating music that is incredibly fresh.” – the Greenfield Recorder
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