Elk Creek Cafe to host Nora Jane Struthers

PHOTO PROVIDED Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line will perform Saturday, Feb. 10 at Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks in Millheim.

MILLHEIM — Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks, 100 W. Main St., will host Americana recording artist Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, Saturday, Feb. 10 starting at 8 p.m.

NPR lists Struthers’ current album, “Champion,” in its Top 10 Underheard Albums of 2017.

The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners’ lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Struthers’ new album is built on these kinds of songs.

The 13-song collection is the follow-up to 2015’s “Wake,” which earned Struthers acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and “Fresh Air.” Struthers wrote and recorded the album with her longtime road band The Party Line, and the chemistry between her and the other players is palpable.

Struthers has written “some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists,” according to Ann Powers of NPR Music.

There’s an honesty and energy to Nora Jane’s stage presence. In one moment, she joyfully leads the audience in a dance party… in the next, she lays her soul bare for the world to hear. A performance by Nora Jane and her band is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a good time.

For ticket information, call 814-349-8850 or visit www.elkcreekcafe.net.

For information on Struthers, visit www.norajanestruthers.com

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