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Saturday, September 28 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bill & The Belles

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With their enchanting debut album “Dreamsongs, Etc.,” Bill and the Belles have captured the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. With a spirited sound somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the group puts its own spin on a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. “We like old music and some of us are consumed by it,” said lead singer and guitarist Kris Truelsen with a knowing laugh. “But we don't have a desire to copy it. We want to sound like ourselves and tell our story.” As a result, a majority of the material on “DreamSongs, Etc.” is original, from the upbeat number “Wedding Bell Chimes” through the yearning ode to youth “Back to My Childhood Days.” While Truelsen’s distinctive tenor anchors the project, the Tennessee-based band’s trio harmonies gleam against a backdrop of banjo, fiddle, accordion, ukulele, and clarinet. “The title seemed appropriate in that a lot of the songs are about dreaming for something better, better days, better lovers, better whatever it may be,” Truelsen said. “Not to mention many of the songs we chose to sing are about the sentimental dreamer.”


Saturday September 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Hargett Street Stage 80 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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