By JESSE BERTEL
Across the Street
Christina Vane, a solo multi-instrumentalist who draws from a host of influences, will be performing under the stars at the Highlands Center Outdoor Amphitheater, located at 1375 S. Walker Rd., Prescott, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Vane’s authentic sound has resulted in direct support opportunities with Bob Weir, Wynonna Judd, Cass McCombs, Town Mountain, Duane Betts and Willi Carlile. Vane sold out her 2021 Station Inn debut and was featured in the Bank of America ad for Ken Burns’ “Country Music” documentary.
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, and born and raised in Europe, Vane is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues and folk.
“I was born in Italy and I grew up in Europe mostly and I’ve always been really musical, listened to a lot of music, but it was mostly rock stuff and contemporary music,” Vane said. “I graduated college and decided to move to Los Angeles and sort of really pursue music and then later in my life or during college, I got into slide guitar and traditional turn of the century blues and eventually just American folk and roots music in general.”
Vane explained that while living in Los Angeles, she learned how to finger-pick the guitar and began her career as a working musician.
“I started touring at the end of my time there, not realizing I was going to leave,” Vane said. “I went on a long trip of about five months and traveled all around and played music. Then I moved to Nashville, where I am now.”
According to Vane, spending long hours on the road gives her time and inspiration to write new material.
“My first album was largely written when I was on that really long journey and tour in 2018,” Vane said. “Then, you know, interpersonal relationships and just deep ponderings, I guess.”
Playing music gives Vane an opportunity to express herself creatively.
“I just have a need to express, create and perform,” Vane said. “I like sharing that with people who like to watch.”
Tickets are $27 and are available at fslstillhousejunkies8-18.eventbrite.com.
For more information about Cristina Vane, visit www.cristinavane.com.
Cristina Vane’s performance at the Highlands Center is part of the Folk Sessions. The Folk Sessions has established a loyal following, producing quality radio programs, podcasts and live concerts for over 19 Years. For more information about the Folk Sessions, visit www.folksessions.com.
The next performance scheduled for the Folk Sessions is MacDougal Street West: A Peter, Paul and Mary Experience, with two shows at 3 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.
Jesse Bertel is a reporter/videographer for the Prescott News Network. Follow him on Twitter @ JesseBertel, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2043.