Sally Barris has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack. Her song “Let The Wind Chase You”, recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009. Film credits include “Honey Suckle Sweet” from the Miramax film "An Unfinished Life" and “Liars Lie” featured in the Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow film "Country Strong".
Just weeks after her first live appearance in New Jersey, Union County's own Oria Aspen will be the opening act for acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter Sally Barris at The Hillside Cafe in Nutley on Saturday, May 19th. Oria will be playing selections from Yellow Paint, her highly-praised debut album.
A deeply personal journey through everyday life, Yellow Paint is a collection of 14 songs—all but one written by 17-year-old Oria. Sometimes sassy, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes raucous, but always passionate, Yellow Paint conveys the hopes, fears, frustrations and joys that we all experience. Yellow Paint not only showcases Oria’s impressive vocal ability and masterful flute skills, but also reveals her exceptional songwriting talent. With Yellow Paint, Oria has managed not only to paint a picture of her world, but has invited us be a part of it.
Oria - who recently played to a capacity crowd at The Crossroads in Garwood - will be backed by Jules Belmont on guitar, Jason Marks on bass and Faith Martin on vocals.
Oria will perform Saturday, May 19th at 8pm at The Hillside Cafe, 45 Hillside Crescent, Nutley, NJ, 973-667-7055.