Mission Creek Presents: Hailey Whitters

Mission Creek Presents

Mission Creek Presents: Hailey Whitters

Brian Johannesen, Ryan Joseph Anderson

Thu, April 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 19 and over

Hailey Whitters
Hailey Whitters
Hailey Whitters has an enduring habit of suggesting she’s perennially late to the party. “I’ve always just felt like a late bloomer,” she says with a sigh. With the release of her debut album Black Sheep she proves she was well worth the wait. Produced by Derek Wells, Black Sheep is a soulful collection that turns sad stories into bold celebrations of people society often shames, layered over honky tonk and roots rock.

Whitters grew up in Shueyville, Iowa, population just shy of 600. “It’s such a little town. It’s getting bigger, but we don’t even have a post office,” she says. We have two bars, a wine cellar, and a church.” Growing up, the Dixie Chicks, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, and other women who drove ‘90s country radio were her gateway musical heroines, which led to a deep dive into classic country and Americana storytellers like Patty Griffin, John Prine, and Gillian Welch.

Whitters often writes and sings songs that detail the search for acceptance – of self or of others – sometimes dreamily, other times with rollicking irreverence. Features in No Depression and The Bluegrass Station, a Daytrotter Session, several nods on 2016 artists-to-watch lists, and other praise have introduced her to a larger audience, who has responded with open arms.
Brian Johannesen
Brian Johannesen is a Nashville, TN-based songwriter and singer. Originally from Iowa City, IA by way of Chicago, IL, Johannesen's music blends the rich Americana traditions of the Midwest and the South. Raised on a steady diet of Bruce Springsteen and Alabama, Johannesen blends this musical foundation with the music he has grown to love as an adult, including Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, and Hank Williams. Johannesen's lyrics and melodies evoke common themes of whiskey, women, and an insatiable wanderlust with a poignancy that sets him apart from other young Americana singer-songwriters. Gritty and beautiful at the same time, his voice and songwriting possess maturity well beyond his 25 years. Johannesen released two albums in 2011 and 2012 with his Iowa City-based band, Grand Tetons, and recently released a self-titled 10".
Ryan Joseph Anderson
Ryan Joseph Anderson is known as the bandleader for the beloved Chicago roots outfit Go Long Mule, guitar slinger for garage-rockers Rambos, and as a producer, sessions man, and touring musician for a variety of artists. His influences as a songwriter range from country blues to psychedelic rock. American Songwriter said Anderson "evokes the open-tunings of Nick Drake as well as the barroom howl of Tom Waits." His debut record "The Weaver's Broom", engineered and co-produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hooray for the Riff Raff), was released in April of 2014 and was hailed as one of the best Americana records of the year. His songs have been included on "best of" lists for Daytrotter, Songpickr, and featured in Paste. He is currently working on his sophomore release due out in 2017.
Venue Information:
Iowa City Yacht Club
13 S Linn
Iowa City, IA, 52240