One of country music’s most distinctive and acclaimed singers, the Country Music Association’s two-time Female Vocalist of the Year honoree Kathy Mattea, returns to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday (February 1). With a career that’s spanned more than three decades, Mattea’s musical style stretches from bluegrass to traditional country to folk to Celtic to gospel. With hits such as “Where’ve You Been,” the bluesy “455 Rocket” and the iconic “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” Mattea has always been ahead of the curve – both in Nashville’s sound and its conscience.
The two-time Grammy Award-winner has remained grounded as a folk-based, roots music performer who lets her instincts be her guide. Calling Me Home, Mattea’s follow-up to her hit Coal, is a collection of songs that revisits and celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia. Her music has been hailed for both its contemporary edge and its traditional flavor, and her passionate live performances keep fans coming back from all around the world.
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