Country queens bring twang and soul to local show

An upcoming show will feature a trifecta of female talent.

Fans of high-octane twang and heartfelt country crooning, rejoice: an upcoming show will feature a trifecta of female talent.

The show, boasting Jenny Don’t & the Spurs, Kimmi Bitter & the Westside Twang, and Miller Campbell, will happen at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Open Space for Arts & Community.

Debra Heesch, an island impresario who is co-presenting the triple bill with Open Space, said that she hopes to see islanders get up and dance at the show.

Jenny Don’t & the Spurs

Jenny Don’t grew up in a tiny rural Washington community, listening to classic country legends like Johnny Paycheck and George Jones.

Her band — known for its garage rock-inspired brand of cowpunk and outlaw music — will play cuts from the new album, “Broken Hearted Blue,” set for release on June 14. The album has received strong advance praise and marks the debut of a new band member, Buddy Weeks, on drums.

The band’s former drummer, Sam Henry, died of cancer in 2022 — an aching loss. To honor his legacy and musicianship, said Don’t, the band has now intensified its touring and recording efforts.

“We’re embarking on a new trail that bridges our past experiences with the promise of what’s yet to come,” said Don’t. “We’ve got a lot of open road ahead of us.”

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Kimmi Bitter & Westside Twang

Devoted to the style and sound of the swinging 1960s, Kimmi Bitter and the Westside Twang take audiences on a retro journey back to the country’s golden age.

Known for crooning Countrypolitan ballads while dressed in a mod wardrobe including white boots, Bitter has drawn strong comparisons to Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Nancy Sinatra.

Her band’s debut album “Old School” landed at #24 on the Americana Album Radio Chart with the single, “My Grass is Blue,” debuting on the Americana Single Radio Chart as a Top 40.

The awards and accolades for the album have poured in: the album’s single, “Aquamarine,” took home Song of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards alongside fellow nominees Jason Mraz, P.O.D., Slightly Stoopid, and Thee Sacred Souls.

According to Heesch, here’s what audiences can expect at Bitter’s Open Space show: “a healthy dose of reverb-drenched twang, rock-n-roll swagger, and a touch of California psychedelia thrown in for good measure.”

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Miller Campbell

Kin to the legendary Glen Campbell, Billboard-charting Americana artist Miller Campbell will salute her southern roots with her show at Open Space.

Praised by the likes of American Songwriter Magazine, she’s been named a “Daily Discovery” featured artist by American Songwriter, a “Next Woman of Country” by Women of Country, and winner of a Billboard “Heatseekers” award. She’s played festivals, rodeos, country bars, and honkytonks — and is also known for drawing adoring local crowds to her Vashon shows.

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