Live from the Chandelier Lobby
If there’s a pedigree for a modern country music star, then Angaleena Presley fits all of the criteria: a coal miner’s daughter; native of Beauty, Kentucky and a direct descendent of the original feuding McCoys. But Presley is best known as a member of the platinum-selling female trio known as the “Pistol Annies,” which spawned the career of country superstar Miranda Lambert.
On Thursday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m., Presley will also become the latest performer in the F.M. Kirby Center’s ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, presented by City Market and Cafe.
This "Live from the Chandelier Lobby Concert" will also feature Wilkes Barre based singer/songwriter k8 (pronounced, "k ai t").
Tickets are available online at kirbycenter.org, at the Kirby Box Office and charge by phone at 570-826-1100.
Presley is touring in support of Wrangled, her second full-length solo album, which is scheduled for release on April 21 via Mining Light Music/Thirty Tigers.
The album is co-produced by Angaleena and Oran Thornton, and features 12 tracks, all of which were co-written by Presley. One of the record’s many highlights is “Cheer Up Little Darling,” written by Angaleena and her dear friend, Guy Clark.
The song — the last one completed by Guy before his death — features Shawn Camp playing Guy’s No. 10 guitar, which was used to write the song, and Guy’s mandola, which Guy had been learning to play during the last year of his life.
Wrangled is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s American Middle Class, which marked Presley’s debut as a solo artist. In her time with the “Pistol Annies,” Presley, Lambert and Ashley Monroe struck Gold with their debut album, Hell on Heels, while the title track to the album went Platinum.