Nora Jane Struthers

Location: R.A. Fountain

One of the bright young stars of country music, Nora Jane Struthers and accompanist P.J. George delighted an appreciative crowd of music enthusiasts with a terrific two-set show. This was our kind of evening, too: all original, except for a few classic public domain tunes done to period perfection.

Struthers’ songwriting pays homage to the literary giants she used to teach to high schoolers in New York, as well as to the classic brother duets that she and her dad used to sing together. She and George mimicked those kinds of beautiful harmonies perfectly.

She’s also a fine guitar picker who showed off her chops with a Doc Watson-inspired duet with George, who throughout the evening played guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle.

Tags: classic, country, old-time, original