Kristy Cox Bluegrass Band and Singer Songwriter Emily Ortego
July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kristy Cox is the new voice in Australian Bluegrass. Adored for her youthful, energy-infused bluegrass, she has been awarded radio success and accolades for her talent. Recently signing with Bluegrass label Mountain Fever, Kristy released her brand new album ‘Ricochet’ in January 2018, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Chart for Bluegrass Albums. The first single and title track of the album had her at #1 on the Bluegrass Today Radio charts for two weeks. Kristy was nominated in the 2019 CMA’s in Australia for Female Artist of the Year and Bluegrass Recording of the Year and won her third CMA Award for her track ‘Ricochet’. The previous awards were for her singles ‘Another Weary Mile’ in 2017 and ‘One Heartbreak Away’ in 2015 from her album ‘Living For the Moment.’
Up and coming singer-songwriter Emily Ortego is an alumna of Opelousas Catholic High School, the inaugural South Louisiana Songwriters Festival and Workshop, and the most recent season of “American Idol.” Emily is currently a Junior at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette where she has managed the University’s Vermilion Express Bluegrass Band. She is also Choir Director at Opelousas Catholic School.
Emily’s voice is beautiful and powerful, and she accompanies herself with beautiful guitar play. Her songs are heartfelt and unforgettable.
The concert is produced by the Singleton’s Pure Music Room at the Nunu Arts and Culture Collective. Singleton’s Pure Music Room is a concert series featuring high quality, up and coming musicians in an intimate setting for enthusiastic music lovers. FMI: [email protected]; 337-314-2883. Tickets $20 at Eventbrite or on the Facebook event page, $25 at the door.