Adler & Hearne with Bittersweet Highway at Society Hall
ALAMOSA — Alamosa’s premiere live music venue, Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne in concert Friday June 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are available online at www.societyhall.org or in Alamosa at The Green Spot, 711 State Ave.
Opening for Adler & Hearne is Bittersweet Highway from Jaroso.
From Texas’ upper east side in the rural arts hamlet of Winnsboro, award-winning performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne (self-proclaimed “organic song farmers”) will serve up their seasoned original songs mixed with fresh harvests of homegrown music in a spirited and soulful genre they define simply as “Texas Folk,” with subtle jazz and blues overtones. Honored by the Texas Commission on the Arts in 2014, Adler & Hearne were named to the state’s official Texas Touring Roster for the September 2014-1016 touring season -- an honor that now has been extended through August of 2018
In concert, Adler and Hearne blend their voices and instruments in a spirited signature sound that reflects their true second-nature connection through song. The two met in Nashville while on solo musical journeys. Years later their paths merged in Texas, where they formed the duo Adler & Hearne, along with their indie label Spring Hollow Records.
In 2005, they released a house concert recording aptly named “Opposites Attract.” Returning to Nashville (the city where they first met), Adler & Hearne made their debut studio recording “To The Heart” – released in 2009, and in 2010 named among the Top 20 releases by the Folk DJ community. Their 2012 release “Adler & Hearne Live at Eddie’s Attic,” showcases songs from a June 2011 concert on the legendary stage in Decatur, Georgia, and features special guest Michael Johnson with whom they co-billed on that summer night.
Adler & Hearne’s music has grown deep roots in the sandy soil and piney woods of their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm. The duo’s musical formative years share common experiences in folk, gospel and classical music – organic influences that inform their singing and songwriting. But the subject matter of their songs knows no bounds, nor does their musical style. Their live sets range from crooning songs of love and longing, losing and finding – to covering touchy subjects with unexpected musical overtones – to camping it up with modern day spirituals steeped in dry wit. The two pride themselves on their multigenerational audience appeal.
Opening for Adler & Hearne, Bittersweet Highway is the singer-songwriter duo of René Janiece and Wayne McKinzie. They hail from a thriving metropolis of 13 that scratches the border of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Living and traveling along the edges of America, theirs is music that rises from the fringes, in place and in style. It crosses genres and blends the sounds that have influenced these two as individuals, combining to create something strikingly original. It is no wonder they call their particular brand of music “Borderland Americana.” And this Borderland Americana is also artful Americana – visually evocative and carefully crafted. Live, Bittersweet Highway’s relaxed and intimate rapport with each other and their audience allows for a wonderfully interactive experience that speaks to the journeys of the heart, the bitter and the sweet that are scattered along the road of life.