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Amy Ray Premiers 'Dadgum Down,' A Song From 'Holler'

Amy Ray Premiers 'Dadgum Down,' A Song From 'Holler'

Amy Ray, still thriving as one half of GRAMMY-winning folk duo Indigo Girls, premieres her new song, "Dadgum Down," today with Southern arts and culture magazine Garden & Gun. Containing 14 new songs by Ray, the album will be released on September 28, 2018 on Daemon Records via the Compass Records Group and will include a special double LP version, along with hi-res and MQA versions. Garden & Gun writes of "Dadgum Down," "the song touches lyrically on addiction, despair, and the need for a clean slate, and, like much of Holler, offers fuller instrumentation than Ray's previous solo work." The song features keyboards and a hypnotic banjo pattern by GRAMMY-winner Alison Brown as well as backing vocals by Lucy Wainwright Roche. In the accompnaying interview, Ray talks about her life in rural Northeastern Georgia, her neighbors (many who have different beliefs), and the Southern tradition of hospitality and helping each other out.

Listen to "Dadgum Down" and read the interview HERE.

Inspired by her Southern upbringing and her home in rural Georgia, HOLLER finds Ray once again displaying her knack for straddling the line between the personal and the political on these songs. She says, "The album is inspired by traditional country, Southern rock, mountain music, gospel and bluegrass. The songs tell stories of late nights, love, addiction, immigration, despair, honky-tonks, growing up in the South, touring for decades, being born in the midst of the civil rights movement, and the constant struggle to find balance in the life of a left-wing Southerner who loves Jesus, her homeland and its peoples."

Thoughtful and musically fluid, Ray, like many Southern artists, grapples with love for her heritage - both musical and personal - and her own, more inclusive values. It's that drive and artistic commitment that has made Ray's career so full of unforgettable songs, and HOLLER feels like a culmination.

Pre-order the album here

TOUR DATES
TH Oct 23 - Macon, GA | Hargray Capitol Theatre w/Michelle Malone
FR Oct 24 - Durham, NC | Motorco Music Hall w/ HC McEntire
SU Oct 26 - Nashville, TN | Mercy Lounge w/ HC McEntire
MO Oct 27 - Atlanta, GA | Variety Playhouse
TU Oct 28 - Asheville, NC | The Grey Eagle w/ HC McEntire
TH Oct 30 - Winston-salem, NC | The Ramkat w/ HC McEntire
WE Nov 7 - Tampa, FL | Crowbar w/Danielle Howle
TH Nov 8 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall /Danielle Howle
FR Nov 9 - Statesboro, GA | Averitt Center for the Arts w/ Tony Arata
SU Nov 11 - York, SC | Sylvia Theater w/Danielle Howle
TU Nov 13 - Nelsonville, OH | Stuart's Opera House w/Amythyst Kiah
WE Nov 14 - Ann Arbor, MI | The Ark w/Amythyst Kiah
TH Nov 15 - Chicago, IL | Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music w/Amythyst Kiah
TU Nov 27 - Akron, OH | EJ Thomas Hall w/Chastity Brown
WE Nov 28 - Indianapolis, IN | The Hi-Fi w/Chastity Brown
FR Nov 30 - Athens, GA | The Foundry w/Chastity Brown
SA Dec 1 - Rocky Mount, VA | The Harvester w/After Jack
SU Dec 2 - Charleston, WV | Mountain Stage

West Coast and Northeast Tour dates coming early Spring 2019


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