Hush Kids (featuring Jill Andrews & Peter Groenwald)

Hush Kids (featuring Jill Andrews & Peter Groenwald)

Lydia Luce

Thu May 16

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$12 Advance/ $15 Day of the show

This event is all ages

The is a seated show. 

Hush Kids
Hush Kids
We should start a band.”

Jill Andrews is nursing her newborn daughter on the couch in her dear friend and collaborator, Peter Groenwald’s, studio. It is September and still too hot outside. Peter is mixing a song they wrote, one of dozens that came together curiously, almost on its own when they sat down to write it. Peter looks at Jill, six week-old baby on one side of her body and guitar slung and still singing a bit on the other. For Peter, a father himself, the timing is unexpected, but nearly everything about their partnership has been. He plays the song back and listens for a minute.

“Absolutely” he says, “We should start a band”

With a treasury of thoughtful, tenderly written songs at their disposal, they already had.

Hush Kids is a friendship with music. It began long before it had a name, when two beloved Nashville artists with impressive solo careers were put together by their publishers to write songs for other people; in time, they discovered they had been writing for themselves all along. Their earliest sessions revealed more than chemistry, they revealed kindredness, an innate understanding that allowed two very different people to write some of the most deeply personal music of their careers.
Lydia Luce
Lydia Luce
Lydia Luce was born into a musical family. Her mother, a gifted organ and piano player, conducted her own symphony orchestra. For Luce, her instrument of choice was viola; later adding guitar to her set of talents. “My mom introduced my brother and me into to a world of classical music and I’m grateful for it,” Luce says. “It guided my desire to create music of my own.” Making her home now in Nashville, Tenn., the folk singer-songwriter finds inspiration in combining her accomplished formal education and session work as a studio musician with the personal and emotional content of family, love, and life experience.

Her first EP, The Tides, landed in 2015. In 2017, Luce graced the stages of Merlefest and Americana Fest, as well touring as an opening artist for singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams. She recently released her latest single, “Helen,” from her forthcoming LP, collaborating in Nashville with Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson. “This record feels like the fruit of a few discoveries I made last year. I’d put out my first EP and only just started to focus on writing. Last year I started making some sense out of the new tunes,” says Luce. “Playing strings has been a huge part of my life. On this album, I got to record viola and guitar on my tunes with people that I truly admire. I’m very proud of what we’ve created.”