Sunny Sweeney at Cavalier Theater
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Sunny Sweeney from Austin, Texas brings wit and honesty into her confessional, complex songwriting for grown-ups, still whiskey-drenched and honk-tonk-ready. Drugs, death, the ex-wife, drinking, devotion, and longing for a child: it’s all here, raw and real. It seem like the world is more open now than ever before to smart women singing smart country. It’s about time. Sweeney is a veteran of the trade, and has logged her miles the old-school way. A three-year residency at the Poodle Dog Lounge in Austin––“It was a dump,” she says. “They didn’t even have a credit card machine or liquor license.”––along with improv and stand-up comedy experience went a long way toward teaching her how to hold a room of cynical drunks in the palm of her hand. The mastery of holes in the wall, major label stint, and serious songwriting chops make Sweeney something of a rarity: an artist with barroom cred, mainstream validation, and songs meaty enough for listening rooms. Or, as Rolling Stone put it in September 2016: “Sweeney is one of the rare entertainers who can hold her own at CMA Fest as well as the Americana Fest.” Her appearance at the Cavalier will come fresh off a tour with Cody Jinks and right before a run of shows opening for Miranda Lambert that illustrates Rolling Stone's point.
Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
General Admission $20 Adv/$25 DOS
4 Pack of tickets $60
*VIP includes a can coozy, concert laminate, signed copy of her CD, a ticket to the show, and a meet and greet with Sunny