ARTS Pick: Nora Jane Struthers

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line performs raw, honest and insightful songs from the new album, Wake, at the Southern on Thursday. Photo: Publicity photo Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line performs raw, honest and insightful songs from the new album, Wake, at the Southern on Thursday. Photo: Publicity photo

Roots rock musician Nora Jane StruthersWake is perhaps her most mature album to date. Described as lyrics “set to a soundtrack that resonates with the warm uplift of the first day of spring,” the record is a coming-of-age project from the former Virginia girl, who sings about falling in love, lessons learned and entering a new stage of life. Mariana Bell opens.

Thursday 3/31. $10-12, 7pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.