Antigone Rising (Kristen Ellis-Henderson, Dena Tauriello, Nini Camps and Cathy Henderson) has been an all-female force to be reckoned with in the country rock world since 2005.
Catapulted into the spotlight with their Hear Music/Lava Records debut release, From the Ground Up, the band’s follow up studio album, 23 Red (distributed through Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records label – August 2, 2011) boldly claimed the ladies’ place as a rock/country force to be reckoned with. Antigone Rising’s brand new single, “That Was The Whiskey,” (co-written with Nashville song writer Lori McKenna), is already getting praise from critics as a foot stompin’ country/rock mash up, perfectly marrying the band’s ability to rock with their gift for writing undeniably catchy songs. After more than a decade of relentless touring and critical acclaim, the band is currently finishing up a new EP, to be released later this year.
The band recently received international attention when TIME Magazine featured band member Kristen Ellis-Henderson and her wife, Sarah Kate, on their cover featuring “portraits of the gay marriage revolution.” The Ellis-Hendersons also released the book Times Two in 2011, about how they eventually conceived their twin babies on the exact same day after struggling to conceive, as well as the trials and tribulations modern families go through – especially when you and your partner are pregnant at the same exact time!
Catch Antigone Rising live!
7/28 at Nickerson Beach Park 7pm