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‘Medicine for Living’ Debut Album Tour
In the John E Hillert Auditorium
Friday, October 25, 7:30 PM
The John E. Hillert Family Event Series
Tickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra and Front Balcony: $17; Rear Balcony: $15; Box Seats: $30.
Alexa Rose was born in the Alleghany Highlands of western Virginia, raised in the tiny railroad town of Clifton Forge. Though no one her immediate family played or sang, she inherited a deep musical legacy.
That visceral connection is at the core of Rose’s debut album, “Medicine for Living (Big Legal Mess).” A stunning ten-track effort, it finds the 25-year-old singer-songwriter bringing a wellspring of tradition to bear on an enlivening collection of contemporary roots songs. Rolling Stone selected the album’s title track as one of its “Ten Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Right Now.”
“In a way, ‘Medicine for Living’ is about all the lessons I’ve learned, of people and places that have shaped my worldview and my definitions of love and commitment. There’s a lot of tension between wanting to leave your home and go out into the world, and the roots that pull you back.” -Alexa Rose
This performance is part of the John E. Hillert Family Event Series