Esmé Patterson & Paleo Set to Embark on the Untold Gold Tour in August

Esmé Patterson & Paleo Set to Embark on the Untold Gold Tour in August

"Paper Bird's Esmé Patterson flies solo," mused Denver's Westword in Summer of 2012. Since that time this fierce and brilliant songwriter's altitude and velocity has only increased. As a founding member of the Americana group Paper Bird, Patterson's songwriting is at the heart of the folk and roll explosion in Denver, CO. Never one to have too many irons in the fire, Patterson appears on Anais Mitchell's Hadestown, has performed on both Letterman and Leno as a backup singer for Tennis, and has collaborated with Shakey Graves and Nathaniel Rateliff. Woman to Woman, a concept album, is her second solo release.

Patterson explains the concept behind Woman to Woman in a TEDx talk:

"I was learning to play a Townes Van Zandt song called "Loretta,"...and I started thinking about how many songs were just a woman's name, and how these women are frozen in time, and frozen as archetypes, frozen in black and white. And I thought they deserved to be colored in."

Released April 15th, the album has already drawn attention from Paste, the New York Times, World Cafe, and one of the original songwriters, Elvis Costello. This Fall, it will be released throughout Europe on Xtra Mile Recordings (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Against Me

'Woman to Woman' Track listing

(corresponding popular songs each track responds to are listed in parentheses)

1. Valentine (Elvis Costello - 'Alison')
2. Never Chase A Man (Dolly Parton - 'Jolene')
3. Tumbleweed (Townes Van Zandt - 'Loretta')
4. The Glow (The Beach Boys - 'Caroline, No')
5. Bluebird (The Beatles - 'Eleanor Rigby')
6. Louder Than the Sound (The Band - 'Evangeline') 7. A Dream (Leadbelly - 'Goodnight Irene')

Esme Patterson + Paleo's Untold Gold Tour

8/4/2014 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot

8/5/2014 - Kansas City, KS @ FOKL Center

8/6/2013 - Ames, IA @ DG's Taphouse

8/7/2014 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Forever House

8/8/2014 - Madison, WI @ TBA

8/11/2014 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout

8/12/2014 - Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter

8/12/2014 - Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom

8/13/2014 - Omaha, NE @ TBA

8/27/2014 - Boulder, CO @ Dead Leaf

8/28/2014 - Colorado Springs, CO @ IvyWild