KRCL PRESENTS

KRCL Presents: Lady Wray at The State Room on March 26

Back in January of 2020 Lady Wray released one of our favorite albums of the year, Piece of Me. Now, she's headed to The State Room on Sunday, March 26."Like most artists, Nicole Wray's life in music has always reflected her real life. As a fifteen-year-old in Virginia, she auditioned for Missy Elliot in her mother's home. Even then, with her voice so full and arresting—Missy signed her on the spot. Later, in 1998, merely two years after that tryout, she had a debut solo album and a single that smashed up radio and TV, quickly going gold. But back then—young and unsure—Nicole was essentially following someone else's lead, signing the lyrics they wrote for her and in the way they wanted them sung.

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KRCL Presents: Brett Dennen Feb 25 and 26 at The State Room

Brett Dennen is back with the 6th Annual Lift Series, headed to Salt Lake City's State Room for two nights Saturday & Sunday February 25 and 26

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KRCL Presents: Ani DiFranco March 21 at The Commonwealth Room

DIY Pioneer and Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990, Righteous Babe Records and she's headed to The Commonwealth Room. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. Her collaborators have included everyone from Utah Phillips to legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker to Prince. She has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Bon Iver, Brand Carlile, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Chuck D., and many more. Her most recent albums include 2021’s Revolutionary Love and the July 2022 25th Anniversary Edition reissue of her iconic live album Living In Clip, both onher own label Righteous Babe Records. Her memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream was released in May 2019 by Viking Books, and was a New York Times Top 10 best seller.

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KRCL Presents: First Aid Kit on May 20 at The Union

First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo consisting of the sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, are out on tour with their new album Palomino. They'll make a stop in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 20 at the Union Event Center with special guests Hurray for the Riff Raff.

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KRCL Presents: Paolo Nutini on March 16 at Commonwealth Room

For the past six years, Paolo Nutini has been learning how to speak his own language. After touring 2014’s Caustic Love, his second UK #1 on the bounce and his biggest chart success to date in the US, Paolo found, in the gap between his late 20s and early 30s, that he’d assembled a musical vocabulary that he hadn’t put into proper use in his own work to that point.

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KRCL Presents: The War and Treaty on April 5 at Commonwealth Room

The War And Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself with "voices that will stop you in your tracks”(Garden and Gun) and their bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, Country, and rock-and-roll. The husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. andTanya Trotter "continue their commando, no-limits journey to the top of the music world"(AssociatedPress)following their latest widely acclaimed release, HEARTS TOWN. Known fora live show nearly revival-like in its intensity, they "build up waves of emotion that crash into a cathartic release of a tour-de-force performance,"(Austin-AmericanStatesman)as the versatile duo has opened for artists such as Al Green, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Legend and Lauren Daigle while their multifaceted collaborative efforts include Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Leslie Jordan, Mumford & Sons, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Sturgill Simpson.The 2021 International Folk Music Awards “Artist of the Year” an Americana Music Association’s 2019 “Emerging Artist of the Year”continue to reveal new headlining dates and will serve as direct support for Van Morrison (5/7-5/10) ahead of their overseas trek this summer to Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Scotland. 

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