Americana/Country Show at Sage Bird Ciderworks
Annie Stokes (Northern VA) & Rebecca Porter (Harrisonburg, VA)
Friday, April 21
Raised on the seam of urban and rural living in the foothills of the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains, Annie grew up performing for others. It wasn’t until she taught herself guitar at age 21 that she finally blended her loves of storytelling and singing.
Her mesmerizing lyrics and crystalline voice (described by one fan as “Alison Krauss meets Nick Cave”) eventually culminated in an EP (2014) and three albums (2015, 2017, and 2021). Her most recent LP, “The One That Gets Away”, was awarded “Best Americana/Country Album” at the 2022 Wammies, Washington DC’s prestigious music awards ceremony.
Annie’s music combines traditional country and folk song structure with modern lyrical sensibilities, and her live shows invite audiences into a front-porch conversation about life. Her fifth studio project, “Wild Rose EP” — cowritten and produced with Grammy member Austin Bello — is set to be released in March 2023.
Rebecca Porter’s brand of country music is heartfelt and honest. A voice that cuts through the smoke and odors of the divey-est bar in town, soaring with listeners to the highest of highs and singing them through the lowest of lows. Porter’s music and vocal talents are compared to the likes of Valerie June, Kelsey Waldon, and Bonnie Raitt.