Tag: Iron Horse

Jenny Hval: 'I'm a Gentle Person With a Filthy Mouth'

Norway’s Jenny Hval has been steadily building a career, first as Rockettothesky and more recently under her own name. But while she’s found success in Europe as a musician, novelist and sound artist, Hval remains a relative unknown in the United States — something the singer has set about changing with her first U.S. tour, which stops Thursday, Nov. 7,…

Concert Review: Wanda Jackson Spans the Decades at Iron Horse Show

Spending an evening with Wanda Jackson is like hanging out with your kindly grandmother, if your kindly grandmother once dated Elvis and powered through a 58-year recording career that has has included, most recently, collaborations with Jack White and Justin Townes Earle. “Unfinished Business,” her new album produced by Earle, is the occasion for a fall tour that stopped Sunday…

Album Review: Mindy Smith's self-titled LP

Nashville singer and songwriter Mindy Smith strikes a skillful balance between wistful and determined on her new self-titled album (Great Leap/TVX). It’s a collection of rootsy acoustic-based songs built around Smith’s alluring voice, which can range from fragile to robust and steely. (Smith performs tonight, July 26, in Northampton.) She summons the latter on “Sober,” a rootsy rocker with glimmers…