Pennsylvania bands Lovebettie and Rusted Root will shake up (and not stir) the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach on Sunday.
Opening up for Rusted, Lovebettie will douse the crowd with all of the swagger rock dripping from its new album, "Rise," plus a little something extra because they love Dewey. In fact, Lovebettie makes the hike to Dewey every three or four months from Pittsburgh, Pa., which is more than a six-hour drive going one way.
"Dewey is our favorite place," said frontwoman/pianist Alexandra Naples, 27, who instantly attracts attention for the band with her signature red and black updo. "It's been our home away from home."
The cherry on top is that Lovebettie will get the pleasure to share the stage with Rusted Root, a band it's opened for at least three times; the most recent was at the Amphitheatre at Station Square in Pittsburgh around 2011. And every time Lovebettie has opened for the band, the Rusted crew has treated them with the utmost respect.
"I think Rusted Root has topnotch, amazing talent," said guitarist/vocalist Charles "C.T." Fields, 31, who's married to Naples. "We love them as musicians and people."
"Rise," released only a few months ago, covers a full spectrum of emotions that fans can relate to.
There's "Your Own Worst Enemy," a very vengeful song inspired by people who are nasty to you for no reason. It's an "anthem for people to sing about that person in their life," Naples said.
In contrast to "Your Worst Enemy" is "Alarm," influenced by a Dave Matthews Band concert that rejuvenated her and reminded her of how music has the power to awaken your senses when you're in a funk.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Rusted Root and Lovebettie in concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Bottle & Cork, 1807 Highway One, Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach
INFO deweybeachlife.com or call (302) 227-3888