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“Ever since recording the record in RVA, I knew this city was very special,” says Natalie Prass, a transplant from Nashville whose self-titled debut album drew widespread acclaim. “The musicianship is just as high, but the attitude towards it is totally different — it’s still competitive here, but healthy,” she says.
Prass will play for the hometown crowd on May 27 at Friday Cheers’ RVA Music Night, also featuring Lady God and Sam Reed. The series opens May 6 with the brassy sounds of New Orleans-based Soul Rebels and reggae by Richmond’s Mighty Joshua & the Zion #5.
On May 13, Shovels and Rope are back for an encore performance. Also in the lineup: The Revivalists and the Seratones (June 3), Kurt Vile and Lucy Dacus (June 10), The Suffers and Too Many Zooz (June 17) and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, with Major and the Monbacks (June 24). Most opening acts start at 6:30 p.m. $5 to $10. 788-6466 or venturerichmond.com.