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The Poor Carters with Jennifer Smith

  • Lulu Carpenter's 1545 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)
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The Poor Carters play old time bluegrass, new-grass and Irish tunes, and include many Americana originals. They perform with guitar, mandolin, banjo, stand up bass and accordion.

Jen Smith didn’t really learn to play guitar as a youngster, first in Buffalo NY and later in Santa Cruz CA, so much as she learned to rock it out in order to find the source of its mysterious juju. Early on, drawn to The Who she found that guitar could be the extension of her inner emotion, could be raw and heartfelt and immediate. She plays and sings from within that rich emotional territory crackling with that vibrancy whether fronting her band or performing solo with only her voice and an acoustic guitar. Possessing an imaginative, always evolving song list, Jennifer will always leave you wanting to hear a few more.

Earlier Event: August 10
Trevor Bridge and Darlene Norman
Later Event: September 4
The Threadbare Skivvies