Canadian native Bella White‘s debut album Just Like Leaving is filled with coming to age songs that spill heartbreak with charging into a new world altogether. The packed 7th Street Entry welcomed that melancholy mood in last night with pin-drop listening, clever covers (including Marty Robbins “Doggone Cowboy”), and a disastrous pizza delivery story. Emotionally designated as therapy, Bella White’s country/folk/bluegrass blend cures many of the ailments we’ve all faced.
Opening the evening was journeyman Jack Schneider with a healthy dose of Nashville charm, poetic lyricism, and a smooth delivery of his songs. Reminding me of old world Greenwich Village folk modernized with spouts of guitar licks and enchanting harmonies, Jack had the audience engaged from the start.
Announcing that there was a new album designated for the Spring season, Bella White kicked off the tour in Minneapolis and is destined for larger venues next swing around. If you’re in the path of this artist, (ahem.. Milwaukee, Davenport, Omaha…) grab a few tissues and go get some musical therapy with Bella White. You won’t regret it.