Originally Published: June 1, 2018 6:05 a.m.
All Our Exes Live in Texas, 2018 Australian Grammy and recipients of the Best Roots and Blues Album are heading to Prescott for the first time ever, performing at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.
Hannah Crofts, who provides vocals and performs on the ukulele, said that though she has no idea what to expect from Prescott, she loves traveling around the United States and there hasn’t been anywhere the band has traveled to that she hasn’t liked.
The band, made up of Crofts, Georgia Mooney on vocals and mandolin, Elana Stone on vocals and accordion and Katie Wighton on vocals and guitar, got its name from having a week to pick one before performing in an “O Brother Where Art Thou?” tribute show Crofts said.
“We typed into Google ‘best/worst country song titles and that was number one on the list, so then we just decided that was a total winner,” she said. “We got booked for another gig and then another one.”
Performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors and $40 for opera box seats. Tickets can be purchased online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.
All Our Exes Live in Texas’ performance is almost completely original music, Crofts said. They all write individually and bring something to the table too, she said. When they did their first record, all of the songs were about heartbreak, but for the one they’re working on at the moment, they’re trying to think of an important message to fill the space with, Crofts said. Mooney has written a song trying to bring more light to domestic violence, she said.
Crofts said she really wants the band to be a sustainable career where she can do it forever. They’re just constantly touring and playing and she motivated to push herself in order to be able to live and retire off of it, she said.
“The heart of it is just music, wanting to write songs and play,” Crofts said. “We’re all such good friends, it’s really nice to just have a band where you can sing in harmony with three women that you really love.”
Those coming to the show will get to know a lot about the four performers, she said. Containing both music and banter, it’s a full performance in which audiences will get to know four Australians, hear some folk songs and walk away feeling happy, Croft said.
For more information about All Our Exes Live in Texas, visit www.allourexesliveintexas.com. The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is located at 117 E. Gurley St.
By Jason Wheeler, follow him on Twitter @PrescottWheels, reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037.