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Sarah Shook and the Disarmers

January 22, 2018
7:30 p.m.

North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty often lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, and at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy — country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. In her level-steady manor, she means what she says. Writing with a blunt urgency—so refreshing these days it’s almost startling—Sarah’s lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. Sly turns of phrase so spot-on that they feel as old and true as a hymn. Anger that’s as confrontational as it is concise. Humor that’s as wry and resigned as a park bench prophet. She and her band The Disarmers have been touring non-stop and are sure to bring that tight in-the-pocket sound to Fort Smith with them!

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