Mandy Barnett takes her time. Working outside the Nashville pace and rhythm served the country star well on last year’s stunning seventh LP, Strange Conversation, her first release since a 2013 tribute to Don Gibson. Since her teenage star turn in the leading role of stage show Always... Patsy Cline, Barnett’s powerful, sultry vocals torch classic country, but Conversation showcases new stylistic dimensions, from breathy blues to Southern soul and gritty funk.
Wed., Jan. 16, 8pm