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Devon Sproule w/ The Young Republic

When: Mon., April 26 2010

Think Southern apple pie for dinner, with a nice glass of bourbon on the side, while sitting on your farm’s front porch in the summer. Combining sounds of country, folk, and jazz, Devon Sproule’s newest album, ¡Don’t Hurry for Heaven!, is the Virginia-based singer’s newest musical installment, and it’s already received much critical acclaim. Sproule recorded most of the songs in England after performing abroad for two years. Produced by her husband, Paul Curreri, the new collection features collaborations with legendary pedal steel player B.J. Cole and fellow Southern singer Jesse Winchester. Don’t be fooled by the sweet sounds; Sproule’s 2007 record Keep Your Silver Shined was dubbed “the sexiest, sultriest Southern album since Lucinda Williams” by Paste Magazine, and this songwriter has got a way with the guitar and lyrics that has been repeatedly described as infectious. Listeners can expect to be entertained by Sproule’s clever lyrics, awed by her musical talents, and kept on their toes as she performs a variety of sounds. She may even surprise you with an original take on Black Uhuru’s “Sponji Reggae,” which made its way onto ¡Don’t Hurry for Heaven! as a duet with Curreri. —Olivia Gossett

Price: $10, $8 (adv.)

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