This is the final performance of the 2018-19 CTAC Live season, presented by the Chisholm Trail Arts Council.

Since the 7:30 p.m. concert is being held in the Chisholm Hall instead of the auditorium, the four women who make up Farewell Angelina - Nicol Witt, Andrea Young, Lisa Torres and Ashley Gearing - will literally have the audience up and dancing.

The group features the combination of four powerful vocalists and blazing double fiddles and guitars, which led Rolling Stone magazine to select Farewell Angelina as one of the "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know."

Rolling Stone reviewers said Farewell Angelina "features wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass and deft playing that turns into one sonic knockout punch."

Roughstock magazine has named Farewell Angelina "Ones to Watch," and their music and showmanship has given them opportunities to open for Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Maroon 5, Trace Adkins and Blake Shelton, just to name a few.

Currently on the "Women & Wine Tour" and promoting the single, "If It Ain't With You," the group has been likened to the Dixie Chicks.

And then there this "thing" about the name of the band. It's a little unusual to name a band after a song, but that's the case with Farewell Angelina.

The song "Farewell Angelina" was written by Bob Dylan in the early 1960s, but the iconic "Poet Laureate of His Generation" decided not to record the song at that time. Instead, Dylan gave the song to his former love interest, Joan Baez.

Baez introduced the song to the public on the 1965 album "Farewell Angelina." The album reached No. 10 on the Billboard album chart and the single "Farewell Angelina" made the Billboard Top 100 for 1965.

Dylan finally recored "Farewell Angelina" and it appeared on Vol. 2 of his album, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2.

More than five decades later, when it came time for members of Farewell Angelina to give their band a name, Young told Rolling Stone, "We were looking for a unique band name that was both attention-grabbing and feminine.

"Since some of our favorite bands have been named after songs, we started a list of song titles with women's names in them.

"We all gravitated to ‘Farewell Angelina', and we fell in love with the story behind the song."

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