Band performing in Fairfield called one you ‘need to know’

As part of the One Stage Series, Farewell Angelina will be in concert at the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Sat., Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34 for adults and $31 for senior adults and students.

“We are excited to have them come to Fairfield, bringing their style of country to our stage,” said David Sheldrick, marketing specialist for Fairfield Parks & Recreation.

Named after a Bob Dylan song of the same name, the band’s stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over violin and guitars has earned them praise across the board. The act has been named among Rolling Stone’s “New Artists You Need to Know,” and Roughstock’s “Ones to Watch.”

“They are high-energy. They’re up-and-coming-artists, and if you don’t know them right now, you will very soon, because they are rising that fast,” Sheldrick said, “We are thrilled they are going to be here for everybody in Fairfield, Hamilton, and the surrounding communities. I know there are a lot of country fans here, and we’re excited to see everybody.”

Farewell Angelina is comprised of Ashley Gearing (lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrea Young (lead vocals and fiddle), Mandy Shucher (bass), Ford Thurston (electric guitar). and Ben Cordonero (drums).

Prior to forming Farewell Angelina, each of the band members had solo careers, touring and recording with top artists like Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, and other big names. The band released the highly anticipated “Women and Wine” EP in January 2019.

In addition to Chesney and Adkins, the group has opened for acts like Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Maroon 5, among others. This is the first time Farewell Angelina has performed at the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

“This is just going to be fun. They are going to rock the stage. It’s a country music group, and each one of them is a wonderful musician, and in working together, they take the stage over with an energy you can’t believe. The worldwide premiere of their video, ‘Ghosts’ was No. 1 on CMT for five weeks, and it was in the top three for eight weeks, and they’ve had videos premiere on Billboard, so these are amazing musicians that are coming here to Fairfield,” Sheldrick said.

To purchase tickets, call (513) 867-5348, visit or stop the Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Drive in Fairfield. Ticket pricing includes applicable fees. The 2021-2022 Season is sponsored in part by the Journal-News, Courtyard by Marriott - Hamilton, and is funded in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

The One Stage Series is an eclectic series, featuring a variety of performers and musical genres. The performances are geared to audiences of all ages. Other One Stage Series performances will include The HillBenders present Who Grass on Sat., Jan. 8; Robin Spielberg on Sat., Feb. 12 and Tommy Ryman on Sat., Apr. 2.

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