ARTS Pick: Nora Jane Struthers

Americana sweetheart Nora Jane Struthers was born in Virginia, raised in New Jersey and rocked her way out of Nashville to take the stage at Fridays After Five. Photo by Anthony Pigeon Americana sweetheart Nora Jane Struthers was born in Virginia, raised in New Jersey and rocked her way out of Nashville to take the stage at Fridays After Five. Photo by Anthony Pigeon

There’s a valuable lesson to learn from the music of Nora Jane Struthers—and it’s that showing vulnerability takes a gritty kind of personal strength. Struthers wears her heart on her sleeve on her most recent album, Wake, which is powered by her signature bluegrass-tinged rock, and tells a powerful story of falling in love. Backed by The Party Line, Struthers delivers an authentic performance and a heartfelt message.

Friday, June 23. Free, 5:30pm. Sprint Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4910.