(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Boston-based twang-rocker Sarah Borges and honky-tonk outfit Girls Guns and Glory share a roots-rocking co-bill at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, January 2, 2015, at 9pm. Both artists mine early rock ‘n’ roll styles as well as their roots and tributaries, including country, blues and R&B, on their way toward making new indie-rock with the immediacy and passion of 1950s and early-‘60s music.
Longtime Helsinki favorite Sarah Borges has been entertaining audiences for years with her diverse brand of punk-inflected noir-rock. Hers is a unique blend that could be the soundtrack of a David Lynch film, drawing equally on influences as diverse as Dolly Parton, Mahalia Jackson, X, Sid Vicious, Merle Haggard, Smokey Robinson, and bubblegum pop. She cuts an alluring figure onstage, and was seemingly born to play rock ‘n’ roll. Her latest album, “Radio Sweetheart,” was produced by Steve Berlin, best known as keyboardist and saxophonist for the similarly roots-music mining Chicano-rock group Los Lobos.
Girls Guns and Glory is also part of Boston’s thriving roots-music scene, a modern Americana group that harkens back to the early rock ‘n’ roll of Nashville and Memphis, with influences ranging from Hank Williams to Buddy Holly to Eddie Cochran to Johnny Cash, and with an emphasis on songwriting akin to fellow travelers like Steve Earle. The band recently released its fifth album, “Good Luck,” produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (the Bottle Rockets).
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.