Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina will perform March 21 in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural Arts Series.
Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists, CLC organizers stated in a news release. Their blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board.
“We are so excited to have this band as part of our season,” Series Producer Patrick Spradlin stated. “We try to have different types of music in our season, and country music is very popular in this area. These four women are incredibly talented, and so personable. It will certainly be a fun evening of music, with terrific audience interaction.”
A band of longtime friends, Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Lisa Torres and Ashley Gearing all met pursuing their dreams in Nashville. Each deeply respected and admired one another while they were building successful solo careers, touring and recording with top artists, and writing songs for some of country music’s biggest hit makers. When they heard the undeniable magic of their voices together for the first time, they couldn’t wait to take their show on the road, the release stated. Major opportunities soon followed, including singing the National Anthem for Thursday Night Football, The Unbridled Eve Gala for the Kentucky Derby, the American Country Music All-Star Jam and festivals in Switzerland, Norway, Spain and France.
Farewell Angelina’s chemistry lives in watching each other shine, and most of all, creating moments every night with the country music fans they love so much, the release stated. The relationship they share with their fans won them the fan-voted “Hot Seat” spot on the Taste of Country 2017 “RISERS” program by over 20,000 votes.
They’ve also been named among Rolling Stone’s “New Artists You Need To Know” and Roughstock’s “Ones to Watch” with a tour schedule to prove it. The girls have opened shows for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Maroon 5 and Trace Adkins, to name a few. The girls joined the Bacon Brother’s as the opening act on many dates of their last two summer tours. In 2019 they headlined their own “Women and Wine Tour” to packed crowds across the US and Europe, closing out the year having played more than 80 shows.
The band’s highly anticipated “Women and Wine” EP was released on Jan. 25, 2019, to rave reviews.
Country Music Television celebrated with a worldwide premiere of the band’s music video for the single, “Ghosts,” which was No. 1 on the CMT 12Pack Countdown for three weeks and stayed within the top three for six weeks. Billboard debuted the band’s second video of the year on Sept. 5, 2019 called “More Problems.”
Tickets for Farewell Angelina are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office at 218-855-8199 or online at www.clcperformingarts.com.
The concert is sponsored by Bruce and Kathy Buxton. The entire CLCPAC season is made possible in part by an operating support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.