WordxWord Preview – Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion – 8pm

A lot can happen in five years, and for the husband-and-wife duo Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion , the time between Exploration, their first album together in 2005, and Bright Examples, their new, full-length collaborative project featuring producers Andy Cabic (lead singer/songwriter in the band Vetiver) and Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver), has been one nonstop whirlwind of activity. Not only has the couple toured extensively both as a duo and as part of the “Guthrie Family Rides Again” tour (with Sarah Lee’s dad, Arlo Guthrie ), they’ve also released the children’s album Go Waggaloo , a live DVD entitled Folk Song, a solo album by Johnny (Ex Tempore), parented their two young daughters and moved from South Carolina to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, near where Sarah Lee was raised.

“We’ve been working really hard,” confirms Guthrie. “We even built a house. We felt very creative in South Carolina but we’re in a totally different space now. We had started another album together before we moved but it just wasn’t right. This one is.”

They are, the quintessential hometown sound. We love them, very much! Join us for this awesome preview for the WordxWord Festival Friday, August 12th at 8pm, ONLY AT MISSION!

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