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LANDER WLM | arts Sum In or near Fremont County this summer? Check out the Lander Live concert line up – fantastic music in beautiful Lander! Lander Live is a production of the Lander Chamber of Commerce – call 307.332.3892 or visit landerchamber.org for more info. July 18 – Nikki Lane Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen, released February 17, 2017, saw the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence’s Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s music resonates as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. August 1 – Southern Avenue Southern Avenue is an American five-piece funky blues and soul band from Memphis, Tennessee. Formed in 2015, they took their name from a 8 Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine | Summer 2019 street in Memphis running from the easternmost part of the city limits to “Soulsville,” which was the original home of Stax Records. Memphis’ WEGR Rock 103 described Southern Avenue as “the most talked about band in Memphis.” Southern Avenue reached the finals of the International Blues Challenge in 2016. The band won a Blues Music Award in 2018 for “Best Emerging Artist Album”. Their self-titled debut album entered the US Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart at number 6 in February 2017 and reached number 1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. In 2017-18 the band toured over 15 countries including Australia, Canada, Scandinavia and more, including traveling across Europe. August 15 – The Wood Brothers Indeed, The Wood Brothers’ sixth outing, One Drop of Truth, dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, here the long-standing trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix treat each song as if it were its own short film. The plaintive, country-folk of the album’s opening track “River Takes the Town” gives way to the the Band-esque Americana soul of “Happiness Jones.” The wistful ballad “Strange as it Seems” floats on a cloud of stream of consciousness, standing in stark contrast to “Sky High” — a Saturday night barnburner built upon stinging slide guitar funk. “Seasick Emotions” is rife with turmoil, yet “Sparking Wine” is jaunty and carefree. The end result is undeniably The Wood Brothers’ most dynamic recording to date.