Western Swing Band The Farmer & Adele Return to the Southgate House Revival with The Quebe Sisters

The Farmer & Adele has cultivated a semi-ubiquitous presence in the Cincinnati area over the past few years, to the extent that they could have been mistaken for a local Bluegrass band.

The Farmer & Adele - PHOTO: DANIEL LEWIS
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The Farmer & Adele

The Farmer & Adele has cultivated a semi-ubiquitous presence in the Cincinnati area over the past few years, to the extent that they could have been mistaken for a local Bluegrass band. In fact, vocalist/guitarist Grace Adele is a Columbus native, which has led her and musical partner Keenan Wade (The Farmer) to motor up from their Nashville base to regularly tour Adele's home state.

With a slight sense of normalcy finally returning to society after the long pandemic drought, the Farmer & Adele are returning to the Cincinnati area with a show at the Southgate House Revival in Newport on Wednesday, July 7. The Quebe Sisters will be headlining the show.

The Farmer & Adele have remained busy during lockdown, releasing a series of new singles over the past year. The tracks have been well received and are readily available at the band's website,  everybodylovesthefarmerandadele.com

“As part of our code-of-the-West way to be more environmentally friendly, we will be releasing singles online only toward a no-waste world,” Wade says.

The Southgate gig does not merely represent the Farmer & Adele's area reappearance; the duo and their capable band of rhythm wranglers have not played in front of an audience in a year and a half.

“This will be the Farmer & Adele's first out-of-the-bunkhouse show since December 2019,” Wade says. “We're so happy to play to smiling faces again.”

So what can those smiling faces, desperate for entertainment after our long, dark quarantine of the soul, expect to see at the Southgate on Wednesday?

In Wade's words, a passel of great songs and a quintet of performers ready to blow out the lockdown rust.

“We have Grace Adele, our fearless singer and songstress and sock rhythm guitar player; Farmer Keenan singing and yodeling his way to the top and bringing the mandolin back to Western music; Cactus Jack Bird playing the fiddle faster than a prairie dog running from a prickly bush and singing like only a Bird can; and, last but not least, holding the steers down real low is Ten-Gallon John Allen on the ole bunkhouse bass."

If that don't sound like a flat out good time, I'll ask my ex-wife to dance.

The Quebe Sisters and The Farmer & Adele play 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Tickets are $22 and available at southgatehouse.com or at the door. 

Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com.

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