Mr. Smalls Presents
Kayla Schureman "Kiss The Ground" Record Release
James Hart, PA Dirt
Sat, April 8, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is free, but you can purchase your copy of "Kiss The Ground" in advance while reserving your ticket ($10)!
“Kiss the Ground,” the first full-length album from Kayla Schureman is a windows-down ,whatever the weather, drive through the Americana soundscape. Subtle nods to artists like Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Jason Isbell, and Kathleen Edwards abound, but the songs are fresh, focused and pulling their own weight. At times dark and desperate, each song still glistens with the hope of the great wide open, territory that Schureman narrates and navigates with one eye on the rearview and her foot on the gas. A little bit country, and never short on rock and roll, the album tells a story that’s there and back and gone again with plenty of guitar along the way. She will be joined on stage with her full band made up of some of Pittsburgh's finest: James Hart, Rich Kawood, Nate Campisi, and Evan Palmer.
No stranger to the Pittsburgh scene or the songwriting craft- James will draw you in with his soulful falsetto, break your heart a little then patch it back up with a few stitches of dark humor. His lyrics make extraordinarily big imagery, like mountains and seasons, feel relatable, yet make last-call at the bar or waking up with your hair in a knot seem larger than life.
PA Dirt- former members of Union Rye, Bobby & Jolie Valentine perform together as 'stoked-folk' guitar and drums duo, PA Dirt. Their rootsy vibe, perfected with steady beats and energetic vocals, will have you singing and stomping along. (https://www.facebook.com/PAdirt/)
The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
400 Lincoln Ave
Millvale, PA, 15209