Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 East Third Street, Davenport IA
Performing in support of her October 26 release Carousel, an album that Saving Country Music magazine said “takes you on an emotional ride,” country and honkytonk singer/songwriter Carson McHone plays a Moeller Nights concert on November 8, demonstrating the artist's signature flair that Rolling Stone described as “the bridge between Texas twang and Tennessee country, occuipied by a road warrior who's spent plenty of time in both states.”
Born and based in Austin, Texas, McHone released her self-titled EP debut in 2013, and was invited to play Austin's South by Southwest Festival later that year. Shortly afterward, she received an invitation to join the inaugural class of Project ATX6, which helped bring six Austin musicians to the North by Northeast Festival in Toronto, Ontario, and Hamburg, Germany. In 2015, McHone released her first full-length album Goodluck Man, and immediately began amassing critical accolades, with Austin360 magazine calling it an “auspicious coming-out for one of the city’s most promising young singer/songwriters,” and the Austin Chronicle deeming it “brimming with promise and natural talent.”
Following the album's release, McHone's touring schedule included appearances at the Americana Music Festival and Austin City Limits, with Vinyl List magazine naming her “one of the top 10 Austin artists to look for” and Consequence of Sound citing hers as one of the latter festival's top-10 set lists. Rolling Stone also named McHone one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” in 2017, with Nowitsnashville magazine saying of the artist, “She possesses an beguiling wistfulness in slower songs that place her in a unique arena of Americana, but can present the same tongue in cheek observations that make country music so fun.” Currently touring the Midwest and East Coast in conjunction with the release of Carousel, McHone is enjoying her strongest reviews yet for her sophomore album. According to Saving Country Music, “It’s not just the words, but the music on Carousel that help create an audio illustration of the emotional battlefields we all face that it’s haunting at times in how well it mirrors our own experiences.”
Carson McHone plays Davenport's Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel at 7 p.m. on November 8, admission is $10, and more information is available by visiting MoellerNights.com.