Laura Cantrell Confirms Spring Tour
Nashville-born, New York City-based singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell hits the road April 6 for a spring and summer tour-select dates include Camera Obscura. See below for complete details. The tour is in support of Cantrell's critically acclaimed new album, No Way There From Here, which Vanity Fair describes as, "...lush and pretty in all the right ways and never cloying, thanks to intelligent production and the cool mountain air of Cantrell's voice." In celebration of the release, Cantrell recently performed the album tracks "Starry Skies" and "Can't Wait" on "CBS This Morning."
Of Cantrell, NPR Music critic Ann Powers praises, "...one of the stylists who defined Americana music as we now know it...," while Rolling Stone asserts, "Cantrell brings bell-like vocal clarity to her stories, which illuminate more than explain-just enough to make you want to hear'em again" and The New Yorker states, "Her songs are admirably direct and clear, like a good friend looking you in the eye and telling the truth about both you and her."
Released on Thrift Shop Recordings (distributed by Redeye), No Way There From Here was produced by Cantrell and Mark Nevers at Nashville's acclaimed Beech House studios and features writing collaborations with Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura), Amy Allison and Franklin Bruno, as well as guest musicians Mark Spencer (Son Volt), Jim Lauderdale, Kenny Vaughan, Michael Cerveris, Caitlin Rose, William Tyler (Lambchop), Paul Niehaus (Lambchop, Calexico) and Paul Burch.
Of making the new album, Cantrell says, "Each recording project presents a fresh question to answer about what you're doing and why. For this record, where I've worked for the first time with mostly my own songs and point of view, the pressure I've felt is to find what suits each song and do it justice. It was challenging and exciting because I have had to really define the sound."
In addition to her 2000 debut Not The Tremblin' Kind, which pioneering British disc Jockey John Peel described as "...my favorite record of the last ten years, possibly my life," Cantrell has released When The Roses Bloom Again (2002), Humming By The Flowered Vine (2005), and Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music (2011).
LAURA CANTRELL CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
*supporting Camera Obscura
April 6 /// Winooski, VT /// The Monkey House
April 7 /// Cambridge, MA /// Atwood's Tavern
April 24 /// Kingston, NY /// BSP Kingston
April 26 /// Arlington, VA /// Iota Club and Café
April 27 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// The Saint
April 28 /// Sellersville, PA /// The Sellersville Theater
July 16 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Music Hall of Williamsburg*
July 20 /// Boston, MA /// Paradise Rock Club*
July 22 /// Toronto, ON /// The Opera House*
July 23 /// Millvale, PA /// Mr. Small's Theatre*
July 24 /// Ferndale, MI /// The Loving Touch*