The Outta Space, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn
Allegra Malone is a songstress, writer and instrumentalist with stories to tell. The Revival, her band of musical A-listers, bring the velocity of full throttle rock and roll, soul stirring blues and epic ballad’s to heights that signal a new moment in country music. The songs are a lyrical collage of love struck vulnerability, intimate peril and beaming transcendence. Old country and gospel folklore effortlessly reinvent Allegra’s Muscle Shoals (Al) roots, while pop undertones make her a cross genre artist with influences that range from Little Feat to Chris Stapleton. Her songwriting has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Susan Tedeschi and such notable country icons as Loretta Lynn, for her punchy upbeat songs like Ripe on the Vine (2020). Friday night favorites such as Sweet Virginia, are instrumentally driven with such scorching momentum that by the end, it feels like the song is on the verge of exploding. Allegra’s voice is unbridled and passionate; she emotes an unmasked strength and femininity that has garnered her attention from fellow artists and audiences alike. This emerging, multifaceted artist is not to be missed and will soon be stirring souls on her 2020 tour.