When: Sat., July 15, 8 p.m. 2017
Smoke billows from Sarah Shook’s nostrils on the cover of her debut album, Sidelong. She meets our eyes with a menacing stare, silently communicating to us — even before listening to her impeccably appointed brand of classic country — that she’s full of fire. Though the North Carolina native is a newcomer, her lean toward the good ol’ days of twang frames her like a seasoned, old soul. Her band, the Disarmers, adds a robust, fully fleshed-out backdrop to her wise observations and troubled musings. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers perform on Saturday, July 15, at ArtsRiot in Burlington, with support from local country singer-songwriters Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson.