A Swainsboro native who now calls Nashville, TN home, guitarist and singer-songwriter Mary Bragg also spent a decade in New York City honing her tough-and-tender Americana. On 2017’s acclaimed Lucky Strike, Bragg blended barroom grit with alt-country confessionals. She’s currently touring in support of a follow-up LP, Violets as Camouflage, released last week. It’s a strikingly personal record that is both barer and more intense than its predecessor. Bragg shares a local bill at Hendershot’s Friday evening with former Athenian favorite and fellow Music City resident Kyshona Armstrong, whose deeply felt folk music both manages to both challenge and uplift.
MARY BRAGG Americana singer-songwriter from rural Georgia who has spent time in the Brooklyn and Nashville scenes. See Calendar Pick on p. 35.
KYSHONA Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.