Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., Feb. 14
Nashville duo Zack and Dani Green of Birdtalker had already been married since 2012 when they decided to start writing songs together, soon recruiting a drummer, guitarist/mandolinist, and – around a year later – a bassist. Though many of their songs are variations on tried and true themes of love and loss, there’s also a mildly sharpened edge of social awareness and wit, with Zack’s guitar providing an occasionally frenetic backdrop to his wife’s more pastoral, free-flowing keys. Their debut EP in 2016, Just This, was a refreshing blast of intricate Byrdsy harmonies and hook-heavy folk guitar. They sound positively Dylanesque on the first single from their new album One, “Outside the Lines,” a scathing screed that calls out hypocrisy in everything from relationships to politics. A support tour hits Soda Bar on November 8.
- Age limit: 21+
- When: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8 p.m.
- Cost: $12 - $14