Cory Branan and The Low Standards with Lauren Morrow
The Basement East
Thu, May 23 8:00 pm
Cory Branan: ADIOS is Cory Branan’s death record. Not the cheeriest of openings, but like all of Branan’s mercurial work, it’s probably not what you think. As funny and defiant as it is touching and sad, this self-dubbed “loser’s survival kit” doesn’t spare its subjects or the listener. Not even Branan’s deceased father is let off the hook. In the tender homage “The Vow” he drolly cites his father’s favorite banality “that’s what you get for thinking” as “probably not the best lesson for kids.” For most songwriters that would be the punchline but Branan pushes through words and, in his father’s actions, finds a kind of “genius in the effortless way he just ‘did’.” Lauren Morrow: After almost a decade of playing with their band The Whiskey Gentry, Lauren Morrow alongside her husband, Jason, has stepped out with a new project under the lead singer's name. Backed by a new band of local Nashville players and friends, Lauren Morrow branches out from the bluegrass and traditional country roots of The Whiskey Gentry with different styles and sounds - it's a little more rock 'n' roll and Americana, while still showcasing Lauren's impressive vocal abilities and their strong storytelling songs.