with Geoff Landon
Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Evoking the ghosts of her Appalachian/Cherokee past, the modern-vintage yodel and stomp of Little Feather is the sound of Allison Krause sitting in with Mumford and Sons in Fleetwood Mac’s basement. Country as cornbread but fresh as tomorrow’s twitter feed, Little Feather is creating quite a buzz in the Nashville music community and beyond. Liz Sharpe, the little girl from Pikeville, Kentucky, has come into her own as a singer, writer and performer and with Little Feather she has found her wings.
Country singer-songwriter Liz Sharpe, a.k.a. Little Feather, literally has music in her blood. From the tiny Appalachian town of Pikeville, Kentucky, she was born into the fabled singing dynasty that includes Loretta Lynn and Patty Loveless (her second cousins) and she has been making music practically since she emerged from the womb. At age three she announced to her unsuspecting parents “Mama, I am music”, and her daddy promptly went out and sold his guitar and accordion to buy his daughter her first piano.
After years of singing and playing organ in the church choir, she ran off to college in Australia (she wanted to learn to surf) and studied classical piano and composition for film. But, like most country musicians, she eventually retraced her roots and found her way to Nashville, Tennessee. She joined forces with her two best musical compadres and has found her musical home with her own band, Little Feather.