The San Diego Sound Project: Stacy Antonel

Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 7:00 PM (Pacific)
  • Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount

Event Details

Stacy Antonel's love for jazz and classic country come together in her original music. She will be joined by her Nashville-based trio (award-winning flatpicker Paul Sgroi and mandolinist Nate Baker) to perform original music from her forthcoming record, as well as reimagined country and bluegrass standards. 

San Diego-turned-Nashville artist Stacy Antonel makes clever, country-leaning Americana that feels both vintage and hyper-modern. Her “country jazz” vocals conjure the great singers of the 20s-30s, with the emotive power of country icon Patsy Cline. Rooted in classic country and laced with elements of jazz, pop, and R&B, Antonel’s narrative songs often feature unconventional themes. 

Antonel grew up near San Diego studying classical piano and cites an eclectic range of early musical inspiration: Tori Amos’s peculiar phrasing, Otis Redding’s rich melodic hooks. After winning televised singing contest “3 Minutes to Stardom”, Antonel quit her job to focus full-time on music. She began performing classic country covers as Ginger Cowgirl, and in 2017 moved to Nashville to record her self-titled debut EP, which was released in 2019. The album was praised by critics and led to tours in California, the Southeast, the UK, and Germany. 

Antonel’s debut full-length Always the Outsider drops June 2022, an eclectic, otherworldly Americana collection of “outsider anthems” exploring concepts like alien romance and past lives as well as everyday emotions like isolation and disconnectedness. Produced by Ben Moore (Hot Snakes, Diamanda Galas, Burt Bacharach), the modern-retro country album features Antonel’s distinctively jazzy vocals alongside virtuosic instrumentation by Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams) on pedal steel, Joe Reed (Merle Haggard) on bass, and guitarist Paul Sgroi.

The San Diego Sound Project

This concert series highlights emerging groups or artists within the San Diego region. The project is supported by an advisory committee that includes GRAMMY Award winning producer and UCSD faculty member Kamau Kenyatta, CSUSM Professor and Center ARTES Executive Director Dr. Merryl Goldberg, Grossmont College Music Department Chair Derek Cannon, Emmy Award-winning composer and MiraCosta College faculty member Christy Coobatis, and Connections Chamber Music Series Co-Founder Bridget Dolkas.

The San Diego Sound Project has been made possible in part by The Conrad Prebys Foundation.

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 The Museum's live stream capabilities were enhanced thanks to a grant from the City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office.

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