Sands Hall Album Release Party

Friday, November 3, 7:30pm
Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, California
$30 premium reserved seating
$20 general admission

Sands Hall often sings about love. Whether it’s yearned-for, celebrated, crashed, lost, or regained, for her, love is a sturdy emotion—even when it encompasses those who’ve traveled, as she writes, “into a different kind of dawn.” Her new album, Sturdy Boots, which explores all this and more, will be celebrated at a Release Party on November 3rd, 7:30 at the Nevada Theatre. Recorded at Ancient Wave Studios, and produced by JL Espada for Boneyard Records, Sturdy Boots features a marvelous roster of musicians, many of whom join Sands on November 3rd: Kit Bailey on percussion; Murray Campbell on oboe and violin; Gerry Pineda on bass; Maggie McKaig on guitar, accordion, and vocals; Randy McKean on reeds; Luke Wilson on banjo, lap steel, and tenor guitar.

A veteran performer, with extensive theatre experience, and a skilled songwriter, Sands’ voice and guitar chops make it easy to reference Joni Mitchell, yet she has a style and a voice all of her own, and she twines all kinds of influences—folk, jazz, country, blues—into her songs. A published memoirist and novelist, Sands brings her delight in language to her lyrics, which, along with well-crafted melodies, weave a compelling web. The recording of this album was taking place just as the pandemic hit, and the dream almost got lost. Please join Sands and the musicians to celebrate as these songs make their way into the world.