Band: Kim Carson
Date: Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Peoples Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., thepeoplesroommobile.com
Tickets: $20 available by calling
Music is a major part of New Orleans culture. Sounds ranging from jazz to blues echo through the streets of the Big Easy. Now, Kim Carson is adding honky-tonk to that mix. Carson started her life in Oklahoma before moving to Texas. During those years, Carson found muses in country icons such as Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and more.
Even after relocating to New Orleans, country still played a big role in her creative process. After establishing her trademark “Louisiana Tonkabilly” sound, Carson became the “Queen of Louisiana Honky Tonk Music.” Her show at The Peoples Room of Mobile will be a chance for newcomers to sample her music and hear the inspiration behind the songs.
Carson’s musical repertoire is sure to have everyone in The Peoples Room wanting to two-step throughout her show. “I-10 Westbound Blues” is a traditional rockabilly locomotive detailing the frustration of traveling one of America’s longest and busiest stretches of highway. “Driving Nails in My Coffin” is a twangy country anthem in the tradition of Commander Cody. Carson also displays a knack for crafting the heartfelt honky-tonk love song with “Enough Heart to Break.”
Overall, Carson’s music gives the impression that she delivers her music with a smile on her face, no matter what the tone or subject matter is.
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