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Nath Ann Carrera: The Early Southern Gothicism Of Dolly Parton

Joe's Pub

November 7 and 21, 2018, May 24, 2019

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

Nath Ann Carrera sings an evening of early extreme sensationalistic story songs written by Dolly Parton from 1967-1971, when most of her original songs were cautionary tales about why you shouldn’t trust men, have children, or get married in any context whatsoever. Class-Conscious Incest! Teen Delinquent Anti-Authoritarian Murder! Mental Institution Imprisonment! Speed-Addicted Swingers! Anti-Marriage Retaliation! Stillborn Suicide! Children Bursting Into Flames While Their Parents Tell Dirty Jokes! And BEYOND! With a voice that has been second-hand smoking since the womb and a steadily compelling storytelling arc, you will walk away with a new conception of Dolly Parton’s songwriting and career. Featuring Claudia Chopek on violin.

Described as "heavenly" (New York Times) and "wonderful, striking,” with “essayistic songs about female revenge and politics" (Hilton Als- The Paris Review), Nath Ann Carrera has had solo shows at La MaMa (‘Death To The Patriarchal Rape Heads’), Joe's Pub, Wild Project, and the Afterglow Festival (‘I Don't Want To Throw Rice, I Want To Throw Rocks: The Early Southern Gothicism Of Dolly Parton’), sings as WITCH CAMP with Amber Martin, performs with Justin Vivian Bond, opened for Martha Wainwright at City Winery, and has sung at P.S. 122, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Le Poisson Rouge, SFMOMA, MoMA PS1, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center, as part of Joe’s Pub’s ‘What’s Your Safe Word?’

“This was the best show I’ve seen in NYC in years.”- Alexander Chee


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