It seems today that a never-ending supply of bands mimic Americana traditions to give their sound soul; it's the musical equivalent of an Instagram filter. For Adela & Jude, however, Americana is their soul. When their powerful voices combine on songs like the steady ballad "Sinner Girl," the Boston-based duo captures the gravitas of the tent-revival preachers they channel. Even as both take on several instruments at once, Adela & Jude perform with chemistry and a knack for the visual, with Adela on hand organ and occasional floor tom and Jude stomping on ground percussion while strumming away at various artifacts of the stringed Americana variety.
Adela & Jude perform Thursday, August 30, 9:30 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. Free. abilenebarandlounge.com