I wasnt writing a new record -- at least, I didnt think I was at the time, she admits. Looking to step back and clear her head after a long bout of touring, the rock s name? Evergreen. She spent time wandering through acres and acres of untouched forest around the cabin, up and down craggy rocks that felt nothing like her native Michigan nor her adopted home of St. Louis. Almost by accident, songs for her sixth album began to take root. Im starting to realize, thats just what I do. I write songs. You know how trees exhale oxygen? They dont think too hard about oxygen...its just a byproduct of their existence. Well, songs are a byproduct of my existence. Ive already exhaled these songs, but maybe theyre a needed breath for someone else. And the idea that even one other person needs them is what fulfills me.Although based in Missouri, Bombara has spent much of her adulthood on the road, carving out her own award-winning mix of vintage folk and electric roots-rock. Shes been a solo artist, a bandleader, and an occasional side musician for other artists. With Evergreen, Bombara resumes her role as the leader of an amplified Americana band. These songs were largely written on the run -- in friends basements, during soundchecks, and on the road -- while Bombara and company toured the country in support of her 2017 release, Map and No Direction.From Tom Pettys heartland rock s quirky indie-folk, Evergreen sources its inspiration from iconic sources. Even so, this is the unmistakably unique work of Beth Bombara, a singer/songwriter who, over a half-dozen albums, has nodded to past traditions while always pushing ahead into new territory. Evergreen has received high praise from No Depression, American Songwriter, L.A. Weekly, and BBC radio while spending 7 consecutive weeks in the top 40 AMA radio charts.
When: December 12, 2019, 8:00 pm
Where: Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118
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