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.
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