She's one-third of the band The Lumineers, and she's returning to her home state to perform her folk opera inspired by Greeley's famous historical icon, Rattlesnake Kate.

Pekarek is one busy gal. She's been out touring with The Lumineers (and even opening up for U2 on the Joshua Tree Tour -- eeeek), but she's also been working on a little something of her own.

She writes on her Facebook page:

Hi friends! 12 years ago, I came across the tale of 'Rattlesnake Kate,' a Colorado pioneer woman who was infamous for her DEATH DEFYING encounter with a RATTLESNAKE ATTACK, in which she killed 140 snakes and made a flapper style dress from their skins. I’m delighted to announce I’ll be playing some songs I wrote inspired by her life, in her hometown (and my alma mater) Greeley, CO ...with my shiny new 6-piece band, and sharing some stories about her incredible life along the way.

You can get tickets to the  Thursday, November 16 show at the Moxi Theater in downtown Greeley here.

For fans of :The Lumineers, female empowerment, Greeley, Colorado history, flappers and our local music scene.