Remembering Jesse Winchester with Mac McAnally, Plus Walter Salas-Humara, Joe Rathbone, Mikey Wax & Eddy Faulkner

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A Conversation with Mac McAnally on Jesse Winchester

Mike Ragogna: Mac, let's talk about Jesse Winchester. You produced his album A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble that are his final recordings. How did you get through it? It must have hit you in a much different way than producing any other album in your life.

Mac McAnally: Well, certainly. The whole premise initially was that Jesse had been sick, we did the tribute album during the time that he was sick, and right before we began this final project he was actually given a clean bill of health. The prognosis at that point was good, but he had these songs that were written during the feeling of imminent death. There was sort of a heavy overtone to the songs he had written. He was concerned because he was generally not a heavy, morose guy; he always had a sense of humor about everything. If you know his work, you know there's always some pathos and always some humor and always some real life in any Jesse Winchester song. Continue reading

Time Warner Nixes CeeLo Greene Show

Time Warner, TBS Cancel CeeLo Green’s ‘The Good Life’ After Rape Tweet Controversy

More than 30,000 UltraViolet Members Joined Campaign for Show’s Cancellation in Just Three Hours

Today, less than three hours after a campaign was launched to call on Time Warner and TBS to cancel CeeLo Green’s reality show The Good Life, in the wake of his controversial tweets claiming that an unconscious drugged woman cannot be raped if she doesn’t remember, UltraViolet has received word that the show has been cancelled. More than 30,000 UltraViolet members signed onto the short campaign in less than three hours.

“This is a huge victory for women and survivors of rape and sexual assault,” said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet. “No matter how famous you are, rape is never ok. CeeLo Green publicized views that rape isn’t rape if a woman doesn’t remember–a false and dangerous claim. We urge CeeLo Green, Time Warner, and TBS to take this moment to donate to an organization helping survivors of rape, and are looking into whether any next steps are appropriate.”

Ne-Yo Announces One Night With… Tour

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER NE-YO ANNOUNCES 11-DATE “ONE NIGHT WITH NE-YO TOUR”;

TICKETS ON-SALE 9/5

NEW SINGLE “SHE KNOWS” FT. JUICY J OUT 9/15

Three-time GRAMMY award-winning, platinum selling singer, songwriter, actor and producer NE-YO has announced he will be hitting the road for a 11-date headline tour run in anticipation of his new album Non-Fiction. The “One Night with NE-YO Tour,” which kicks off on October 12th in San Francisco, will make stops in major markets such as Los Angeles, Dallas and Raleigh, wrapping up on November 2nd in Chicago.

While on tour, fans can expect a high-energy, multifaceted production with NE-YO performing new material, including “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy, off his highly anticipated sixth full-length studio album Non-Fiction out soon. The show will focus on the art of storytelling with NE-YO sharing the inspiration and background to his chart-topping catalogue of hits as well as for new material on Non-Fiction. Tickets for the tour go on sale September 5th at 10:00AM via http://bit.ly/Ne-Yo-Presale.

As NE-YO gears up for the “One Night with NE-YO Tour,” he will release additional material off his forthcoming album Non-Fiction, including the second single “She Knows” featuring Juicy J. The track, produced by Dr. Luke, is sure to turn heads with NE-YO’s acclaimed songwriting mixed with Juicy J’s colorful verses. “She Knows” is just one of two tracks NE-YO tapped Juicy J for on Non-Fiction and will premiere on Monday, September 15th nationwide.

Non-Fiction follows NE-YO’s late 2012 release R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream), which received rave reviews with USA Today proclaiming “There isn’t a more natural singer/songwriter in contemporary R&B than NE-YO” and the Washington Post stating “Clearly, NE-YO is an extremely gifted and versatile songwriter.” NE-YO’s first three studio albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and were all certified RIAA Platinum: In My Own Words (2006), Because Of You (Grammy award-winning Best Contemporary R&B Album for 2007), and Year Of The Gentleman (2008).

Better Than Ezra’s Gets All Together Now

BETTER THAN EZRA Streams Upcoming Album
All Together Now Exclusively on Billboard.com

The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen to Stream September 21st Show LIVE from House of Blues, Anaheim

“…the group’s second single off the album, the high-flying “Gonna Get Better,” a guitar-driven mashup of signature BTE and fresh touches. It’s concise, it’s quick, and you’ll find yourself singing along by the chorus” – Nylon

“Better Than Ezra recaptures magic with ‘All Together Now.’” – CBS News Online

Better Than Ezra, known for their hits “Good,” “Desperately Wanting” and “Juicy,” stream their upcoming eighth studio album All Together Now exclusively on Billboard.com.

All Together Now was produced by Grammy nominated mixer/producer Tony Hoffer (Fitz and The Tantrums, M83, Beck, Silversun Pickups). You can pre-order the album now on iTunes and receive an instant download of the single “Gonna Get Better,” CLICK HERE. In addition to the iTunes pre-order, you can pre-order the physical album now available in three bundle configurations, CLICK HERE.

The upcoming album is a collection of crisp, electro-pop inspired songs. Themed around chance, the album spins out from the serendipity-marveling “Crazy Lucky” into reflective, if relatable, fare such as the vibratory, folk-inflected “Insane,” the falsetto-kissed “One Heart Beating,” and the more sprawling “The Great Unknown.”

“We made an album that was poppier and more concise songwriting,” says lead singer / songwriter Kevin Griffin. “We wanted to give our old fans something familiar, but we wanted to attract new fans.

This is evident in the band’s first single “Crazy Lucky” hit No. #37 on the Top 40 Hot AC Charts.

Later this month, the band will partner up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their September 21, 2014 concert live from House of Blues, Anaheim. They are one of the bands scheduled to perform on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen – streaming 365 concerts over a 12-month period – including acts such as OneRepublic, Justin Timberlake, Panic! At The Disco, and more.

Better Than Ezra quickly became a staple in the ‘90s pop/rock scene following their debut album Deluxe in 1995 via Elektra and immediately releasing two new albums within three years of being signed. Friction, Baby, released in 1996, and How Does Your Garden Grow? In 2001, Better Than Ezra released the critically acclaimed Closer, followed by Before the Robots in 2005. The latter featured the hit “Juicy,” licensed by several commercials and brands, was also featured in the promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives.

The band is currently on tour in support of the upcoming release. For updated tour dates or to purchase tickets, please visit www.betterthanezra.com.

All Together Now Track Listing:
1. Crazy Lucky
2. Gonna Get Better
3. Undeniable
4. Insane
5. Sunflowers
6. The Great Unknown
7. Before You
8. Dollar Sign
9. One Heart Beating
10. Diamond In My Pocket
11. I Fly Away

Upcoming 2014 Tour Dates
9/19 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
9/20 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
9/21 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
9/22 Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up
9/25 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
9/26 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/27 Houma, LA @ Best of the Bayou
10/10 Las Vegas, NV @ Wine Amplified – Las Vegas Strip
10/16 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/17 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/18 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
10/24 Baton Rouge, LA @ the Event Center at L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel
11/13 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/14 Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City – Anthem
11/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/21 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/22 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
11/23 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City

 

Switchfoot Brings EP With Fading West Tracks

SWITCHFOOT HEADS TO “THE EDGE OF THE EARTH” ON NEW EP;
7-TRACK EP COLLECTS UNRELEASED SONGS FROM THE FILM FADING WEST;

ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY SET FOR PALLADIA TV PREMIERE
AS WELL AS LIVESTREAM VIA THE INERTIA: SURFING’S DEFINITIVE COMMUNITY;
HUGELY SUCCESSFUL “FADING WEST TOUR” CONTINUES,
INCLUDING HEADLINE DATES AND MAJOR FESTIVAL APPEARANCES;

“THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: UNRELEASED SONGS
FROM THE FILM ‘FADING WEST’”
AVAILABLE ON THE iTUNES STORE AND ALL DSPS ON SEPTEMBER 9

Atlantic Records group Switchfoot has announced the release of a new EP, “THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: UNRELEASED SONGS FROM THE FILM ‘FADING WEST.’” The 7-track EP – which features previously unavailable material not included on the GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s chart-topping “FADING WEST” – arrives on the iTunes Store and all leading digital retailers on September 9.

“THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: UNRELEASED SONGS FROM THE FILM ‘FADING WEST’” will be available just in time for Palladia’s world television premiere of Switchfoot’s first feature film, 2013’s acclaimed Fading West, set for Saturday, October 4th (check local listings). Furthermore, an exclusive online presentation of Fading West will stream Wednesday, September 10th at noon Pacific via The Inertia: Surfing’s Definitive Community. The film will then be available for streaming on the site for the following 24 hours. For complete details, please see www.theinertia.com.

Equal parts rock doc, pan-cultural travelogue, and surf film, Fading West follows Switchfoot during their hugely successful 2012 World Tour, traveling the globe in search of musical inspiration and the perfect wave. Directed by Matt Katsolis, the film further charts the creation of what ultimately became the San Diego-based band’s ninth studio album, “FADING WEST.” Packed with jubilant live footage, exclusive interviews, and stunning locales, Fading West provides an intimate and unprecedented look at Switchfoot at home and on stage, in the studio and out on the waves.

Fading West is now available to stream via Netflix, as well as across all leading US Video On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Instant Video, Cable Movies on Demand, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony PlayStation, CinemaNow, and VUDU with digital entertainment curator, FilmBuff. In addition, Fading West is available for instant streaming and DRM-Free HD download directly via Switchfoot’s own fadingwest.switchfoot.com.

“FADING WEST” made a spectacular top 10 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 while also arriving at #1 atop Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums.” “When We Come Alive,” the latest single from “FADING WEST,” is currently ascending at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide; the track’s companion video will premiere next week.

“FADING WEST” sees Switchfoot infusing a stunning array of new sounds and influences into their trademark brand of bold rock ‘n’ roll. Songs like “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight” and the top 15 Alternative radio smash, “Who We Are,” are energized by inventive rhythms and daring electronics while still bearing the powerful guitars, anthemic harmonies, and hopeful messages that have long marked Switchfoot as one of the most enduring and empathic bands of the modern era.

Long hailed as an electrifying live act, Switchfoot has just resumed its massively popular “Fading West Tour,” with US dates now scheduled through November (see attached itinerary). The trek includes both headline shows as well as appearances at such major festivals as Tempe, Arizona’s Summer Ends Music Festival v.1 on Saturday, September 27th and Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful Festival on Friday, October 24th. For regularly updated details and ticket information, please visit www.switchfoot.com/c/tourdates.

Switchfoot is without question among the most compelling and globally successful bands in contemporary rock. With total worldwide sales fast approaching 6 million, albums like 2003’s 2x RIAA platinum certified breakthrough, “THE BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN,” and 2009’s GRAMMY®-winning “HELLO HURRICANE” – not to mention a run of multi-format rock radio hits that includes “Meant To Live,” “Stars,” “Mess of Me,” “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” and “Dark Horses” – have earned the band a truly international fan following and widespread acclaim for crafting uplifting and emotionally intelligent rock ‘n’ roll. What’s more, Switchfoot is a hard touring live powerhouse, traveling nearly non-stop with visits to five continents in the last two years alone. Every year the band take a break from their relentless touring schedule to host the famed Switchfoot Bro-Am Surf Contest, an annual event that has raised more than $1,150,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities since its 2005 inception.

Switchfoot: Jon Foreman (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) * Tim Foreman (bass) * Chad Butler (drums) * Jerome Fontamillas (keyboards, rhythm guitar) * Drew Shirley (lead guitar).

For more information, please visit www.switchfoot.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.

The Voice’s Kat Perkins Releases “Fearless”

NBC’S THE VOICE ALUMNI KAT PERKINS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FEARLESS”

NBC’s The Voice Season 6 top 5 contestant Kat Perkins has just released her new single “Fearless”. The single was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.

From rural North Dakota, Perkins moved to the Twin Cities at the age of 15 and quickly became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene. Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded music as a solo artist and with numerous bands. In 2012, she had success with a single written by Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) that featured Guns N’ Roses guitars Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn) and her current musical director Eric Warner. Soon after, Perkins was forced into an early retirement due to voice problems. She underwent vocal surgery and became a full time nanny. In 2013, she received an opportunity to go to the Middle East to perform for the military. While on the trip, a video of her singing randomly at the Amsterdam airport ended up on Youtube and prompted a call from The Voice. She joined Adam Levine’s team and captivated the hearts of millions across the country. “Fearless” marks her debut solo release.

Kat Perkins new EP entitled “Fearless” will be available on September 26th, 2014.

KAT PERKINS TOUR DATES

Sept 2: Chanhassen, MN – Speaking in their schools
Sept 4: Dickinson, ND – Acoustic show
Sept 10: Xcel Corp Headquarters – Minneapolis, MN (PRIVATE)
Sept 12: Fargo, ND
Sept 13: Bismarck, ND
Sept 18: Glencoe, MN – Speaking in their schools
Sept 19: St. Anthony New Brighton, MN – Speaking in their schools
Sept 20: Faith’s Lodge Event (Charity) – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 25: Hibbing, MN (Community Concert Series)
Sept 26: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights CD RELEASE PARTY
Sept 27: Gillette Children’s Hospital Benefit – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 30/Oct 1: School Speaking in ND
Sept 3: Dickinson State University
Oct 7, 8, 9: School Speaking
Oct 11: Oktoberfest in Hazen, ND
Oct 21, 22, 23: School Speaking
Oct 25: St. Cloud, MN Theater show
Nov 4, 5, 6: School Speaking
Nov 7: Treasure Island Casino
Nov 19, 20: School Speaking
Nov 21: Diamond JO Casino – Dubuque, IA
Nov 22: Mayne Stage – Chicago, IL
Dec 16-22nd: Performing in the Middle East for the Military

Dinner And A Suit Serve Up Stay EP

DINNER AND A SUIT
ANNOUNCE NEW EP STAY
OUT OCTOBER 7

SAMPLE A TASTE OF THE BAND’S NEW RELEASE
WITH FIRST SINGLE “CAN’T GET ENOUGH”

“Though we tend to lean synth-pop on these pages, we always appreciate rock music when it’s done right. Dinner And A Suit‘s latest track “Can’t Get Enough,” which we’re premiering on ATG today, is a case-in-point. The track is powerful and polished like heavyweights Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors (which are coincidentally two bands DAAS have performed with).”

Today, Dinner And A Suit announce the release of their new EP, Stay. Sample a taste of the band’s EP with their first single “Can’t Get Enough” which premiered exclusively through All Things Go.

As much as there is an ongoing evolution for Dinner And A Suit, there are things that will always remain unchanged.

Fueled by momentum from their 2012 LP Since Our Departure, the Jersey-born, Nashville-based rock outfit has spent the past two years in motion. There has been non-stop touring, critical praise and global highlights – all building blocks for a band on the rise – that have laid the groundwork for continued exploration.

And so it’s fitting that Dinner And A Suit will release their new EP STAY on October 7, 2014.

Written on the road, STAY is like a beam into the unified soul of this dedicated, four-piece band – comprised of singer Jonathan Capeci, guitarist Joey Beretta, bassist Anthony Genca and drummer Drew Scheuer. “The songs are about being human and finding out who you are; wandering,” explains Capeci. “We wanted to be sure that we were being exposed and honest”

Produced by Paul Moak (Lovedrug, The Weeks) at The Smoakstack in Nashville, TN, STAY was recorded live to tape – a first for Dinner And A Suit – and presents the band in their rawest state.
“It was important for us to capture the vibe of our band on this EP,” Capeci continues. “Recording live was a way to challenge ourselves in a way that we hadn’t before”
The result isn’t a new direction for the band, but rather, an illumination of where they’re going while staying true to where they’ve been.
STAY features the same musical consistency that has garnered the band nods like “Latest Obsession” from MTV, “Rising Tide” from Billboard and “Discovery Of The Week” fromLast.FM. Yet, the EP is strikingly enhanced by a sonic meld of pulsing organic energy.

Of course, what’s most impressive about Dinner And A Suit is the band’s ever-present family bond: Capeci & Beretta are cousins and the band name is a nod to their Great Grandmother.

And so STAY represents not only the convergence of a band’s musical evolution, but also the mark of a band finding their stride in the midst of an already impressive pace.

“It’s one thing to write music from a conceptual standpoint, but when you’re playing it from a stage for the better part of two years, you recognize more clearly the things that make you feel something and the things that don’t.”

Pre-orders for STAY begin on September 2, 2014 with the launch of first single “Can’t Get Enough.”

Dinner And A Suit have already announced fall tour dates and will be announcing additional dates in the coming weeks.

Tour Dates
9/2 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
9/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy
9/30 – Brooklyn, NY – The Rock Shop
10/25 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
11/14 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
11/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
11/17 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
11/21 – State College, PA – Penn State University

Royal Blood Debuts At #1

ROYAL BLOOD DEBUTS AT
NUMBER 1 ON UK ALBUM CHART

Royal Blood’s much-anticipated self-titled debut album was released globally last week and has debuted at Number 1 on the UK Album Chart, selling over 65,000 copies in the UK alone. The Brighton duo’s debut had the highest sales for a rock debut in the UK since Noel Gallagher’s ‘High Flying Birds’ release in 2011 and also debuted at Number 1 in Ireland, Number 3 in Australia, and Number 6 in New Zealand, with more to follow.

Royal Blood’s self-titled debut album is out now in the U.S. on Warner Bros. Records. This fall the band will embark on a North American tour, which includes 10 nights supporting The Pixies in addition to headlining dates. See below for a complete list of upcoming shows.

The band’s debut album has already received rave reviews in the UK, earning four-star reviews in Q and Daily Mail and a 5K review in Kerrang!, to name a few. Hit single “Figure It Out” is currently Number 1 on Spotify Top Tracks and the 2nd most played track at Radio 1 in the UK. The song is also being featured this week as the iTunes Single of the Week in the US.

On the heels of the release of the Out Of The Black EP,this past May Royal Blood made their U.S. television debut with a resounding performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the band perform the title track to their EP “Out Of The Black” HERE and “Little Monster” HERE.

Royal Blood is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The duo’s sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers… yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two men. In next to no time, the two have earned critical praise following the release of their debut single “Out of the Black” on the band’s own label Black Mammoth Records last year.

Tracklisting
1. Out Of The Black
2. Come On Over
3. Figure It Out
4. You Can Be So Cruel
5. Blood Hands
6. Little Monster
7. Loose Change
8. Careless
9. Ten Tonne Skeleton
10. Better Strangers

2014 U.S. Live Dates

September 20 – Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
September 23 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
September 24 – Trees – Dallas, TX
September 26 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
September 27 – Humphreys – San Diego, CA#
September 29 – The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
September 30 – The Masonic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA#
October 2 – Revolution Center – Boise, ID#
October 3 – Performing Arts Center – Spokane, WA#
October 5 – Macewan Hall – Calgary, AB#
October 6 – Shaw Conference – Edmonton, AB#
October 7 – TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK#
October 9 – Burton Cummings – Winnipeg, MB#
October 11 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN#
October 12 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI#
October 14 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
October 16 – The Marlin Room at Webster Hall – New York, NY

# With The Pixies

Courtney Barnett Brings Breeders’ “Cannonball”

COURTNEY BARNETT EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR NEXT MONTH

COVERS THE BREEDERS’ “CANNONBALL” VIA THE AV CLUB

Courtney Barnett spent the summer zipping across North America, playing several major music festivals, bringing her standout rock and roll show to audiences across the country. Barnett and her band The Courtney Barnett’s stole the show and played to her biggest crowd yet at Firefly Festival. They continued on to wow crowds at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Pickathon, Outside Lands, Northside, as well as playing a run of sold out club shows.

For those who missed her this time around, or for folks who are eager to catch the 26 year old wordsmith again, Barnett will be returning to the states this fall for her first ever national tour. She’ll be co-headlining the massive run of dates with New York’s San Fermin. All tour dates can be found below.

Listen to Courtney Barnett cover The Breeders via The AV Club

Barnett also found time this summer to swing by The AV Club’s Chicago studio, recording a cover of “Cannonball” by The Breeders. The AV Club noted, “The Breeders’ 1993 classic seemed like a perfect fit when Barnett chose it, and it turns out the song was a starting point for Barnett’s debut full-length.”

On September 30th, as part of RED Distribution’s “Ten Bands One Cause” initiative and in support of Breast Cancer awareness month, Courtney Barnett will be releasing The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas on limited pink vinyl. The limited release will be available from indie retailers across the US, with $1 from every sale sponsoring Gilda’s Club NYC, a non-profit created in the memory of Gilda Radner, an original cast member of Saturday Night Live who passed away from ovarian cancer in 1989. Other artists participating in the program me include Against Me!, Nothing, Temples, Lucius, and more. The limited vinyl can also be purchased on Insound here.

North American Tour Dates

10.16.14 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA *
10.17.14 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC *
10.18.14 – Black Cat – Washington, DC *
10.19.14 – Black Cat – Washington, DC *
10.20.14 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10.22.14 – Webster Hall – New York, NY *
10.23.14 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY *
10.24.14 – Cabaret Mile End – Montreal, QC *
10.25.14 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *
10.27.14 – Metro – Chicago, IL *
10.31.14 – Neptune – Seattle, WA *
11.01.14 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR *
11.03.14 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA *
11.05.14 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
11.07.14 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

* w/ San Fermin and Mikhael Paskalev

Sallie Ford Brings Slap And Tour

SALLIE FORD ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER

UPCOMING NEW ALBUM SLAP BACK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY

Sallie Ford has announced new tour dates for her headlining fall tour beginning November 2nd in Missoula, MT with stops in Chicago (11/6), Toronto (11/8), Montreal (11/09), Brooklyn (11/14) and Washington, DC (11/16). The tour will feature Sallie’s all new band – Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce & Blue Giant) on bass, Amanda Spring (Point Juncture, WA) on drums & Cristina Cano (Albatross & Siren & the Sea) on keyboards. See full list of dates below.

Sallie Ford’s upcoming album Slap Back will be available on October 14th, but beginning today fans can pre-order the album on iTunes and the Vanguard Records Store. Produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists, Red Fang), Slap Back features a collection of songs full of “simple lyrics about raw emotions,” Ford says, played with the urgency exemplified in the fuzzed-out, missed-love-by-just-that-much lead single, “Coulda Been.” Ford calls Slap Back an “ode to all the babe rockers” from Pat Benetar and PJ Harvey to Xene Cervenka, Joan Jett and Heart.

Sallie Ford grew up playing music in Asheville, NC. In 2006, she moved to Portland, OR where she met her band “The Sound Outside.” Together, they released three albums and an EP but parted ways in 2013. Ford has garnered critical acclaim from NPR, “With a powerhouse voice, the Portland transplant is a mix of Cat Power and Ella Fitzgerald,” USA Today, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Interview, Nylon, BUST, Paste, to name a few and performed on The Late Show with David Letterman.

2014 Fall Tour
* with Crooked Fingers
** with Crooked Fingers & And The Kids

2014-09-05 Salem, OR – Level B Theater Pub
2014-10-10 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
2014-10-11 Spokane, WA – The Barlett w/ Summer Cannibals
2014-11-02 Missoula, MT – The Palace*
2014-11-05 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
2014-11-06 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
2014-11-07 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme*
2014-11-08 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall*
2014-11-09 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa**
2014-11-11 Northampton, MA – The Parlor Room*
2014-11-12 Allston, MA – Great Scott**
2014-11-14 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade**
2014-11-15 Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy**
2014-11-16 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel**
2014-11-18 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle**
2014-11-19 Nashville, TN – Exit/In**
2014-11-20 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway**
2014-11-21 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar**
2014-11-23 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
2014-11-24 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
2014-11-25 Boise, ID – Neurolux