“Imagine…Johnny Cash or perhaps Tom Waits had a sister” (KUTX 98.9)
We’re back at the Isis Farmhouse on Wednesday 13th September for a night of country music featuring Elsa Cross – an artist whose music has a dark heart and who in the words of the Austin-American Statesman plays “David Lynch’s kind of rockabilly”.
Born in the hills of Strong, Maine, Cross’ lifelong relationship with music began not in the honky-tonks but with the gospel sounds of her local Methodist church. But it was rockabilly and country that ultimately captured her musical imagination, and she began writing and performing her own songs a decade ago, releasing her debut “Unavailable” in 2008 and the self-titled “Elsa Cross” in 2011. The albums received critical acclaim not only for the beauty and authenticity of Elsa’s voice, but also her ability to unveil, through word and sound, the luridness of the human psyche—the demons, ghosts, and zombies that haunt us all.
Now based in Austin Texas and in the UK for just a handful of shows, this is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the grittier side of true country music.
Elsa Cross, Wednesday 13th September 8pm, the Isis Farmhouse Oxford.
Advance tickets £7.50 available here.