You may have seen them open for Girlyman at the Iron Horse and now they're headlining their own show. Hailing originally from Canada, Po’Girl weave a blend of musical influences, sweetness, grit & soul into their fresh and original sound. Their latest release, Deer in the Night includes echoes of speakeasy jazz, the western lament, the accordion-strapped ghosts of European folk, all delivered with soulful clarity and depth.
“Their uplifting take on American Folk music, combining it with Jazz, roots and a little bit of pretty much everything else, has the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face.” – Glasgow Americana Festival
"With enough sultry ambiance to be at home in either cocktail lounge or New Orleans street corner, Po' Girl's sentiment never feels forced, the lyricism never cliche or false. They manage to maintain that traditional and nostalgic sound while the breathing fresh life into an old-fashioned genre."- Rolling Stone Magazine
Po' Girl will be raising money to benefit the National Children's Alliance in the USA and Little Warriors in Canada. Partial proceeds of all Po'Girl merchandise sales from their shows will be donated to these groups. Allison Russell of Po'Girl will also be collecting donations in support of her running the Athens, Ohio marathon on April 11, 2010 at the conclusion of the "No Shame Tour.” One hundred percent of these donations will go to benefit the two child abuse prevention organizations.
Russell is the survivor of ten years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adopted father. She wrote the song "No Shame" in 2006 when she found out that he had been released from prison. Po' Girl recorded "No Shame" on their critically acclaimed album Deer in the Night in 2009. “Whatever I can do to prevent what happened to me from happening to others, that's what I have to do. It's my responsibility as a survivor. Not everyone is so lucky."
Free Po' Girl MP3 Downloads: No Shame, Gasoline, Bloom
Po’Girl – No Shame
Po’Girl – Gasoline
Po’Girl – Bloom
For tickets to see Po' Girl with special guest JT Nero (of JT and the Clouds) at the Iron Horse on Monday, March 1st at 7PM, click here.