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Ron Pope's 'Twin Falls Idaho' Premieres on Billboard

Nashville-based artist Ron Pope's "Twin Falls Idaho," from his forthcoming Worktapes EP, premieres on Billboard. Read HERE and listen HERE. The new EP is scheduled for release January 26 on his own Brooklyn Basement Records. The second leg of his U.S. tour, a Midwest and West Coast run, begins February 7.

Of "Twin Falls Idaho" Billboard notes, "The quieter songs also dovetailed with Pope's lyrical approach on Worktapes... "Twin Falls Idaho," which opens the seven-track EP, is a case in point for Pope. It's one of the most austere songs on the project, featuring piano and a bit of accordion."
Pope explains, "I've been really in love with a lot of quiet music recently, for the first time in a very long time...as a writer if a song can stand on its own and I can sit down and play it and people get it, it seems that's a good song."
The upcoming 7-track EP follows Pope's seventh studio album, Work. Ron Pope and Ted Young (percussion with the Rolling Stones and Sonic Youth) produced the EP, which was recorded at Welcome to 1979 Studio in Nashville and Plum Creek Sound in Austin. Pope collaborated with a
host of musicians on the EP including Mike Riddleberger (Bleachers, The Defibrillators) on drums, Andrew Pertes (Demi Lovato, Big Data) on electric bass, Kai Welch (Kacey Musgraves, Sarah Jarosz) on organ, piano and accordion, Alan Markley (Maggie Rogers) on piano, Alex Foote (LPX, Greg Holden) on guitar, Jeff Malinowski (Wheeler Walker Jr., Frances Cone) on guitar, vocals, harmonica, Amal Bouhabib (New Ponies) on vocals, Courtney Trice on vocals, Charles Ray on trumpet, Nathan McLeod on tenor and baritone saxophone, Alex Brumel (Nikki Lane) on guitar, tenor saxophone, vocals, dobro, Jay Collins (the Allman Brother, Levon Helm) on tenor saxophone, Vanessa McGowan (Brandy Clark) on upright bass, Ted Young (the Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth) on percussion and Paul Hammer (Savoir Adore) on guitar and vocals.
To date, Pope has surpassed 1.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, sold out shows in more than 20 countries, sold over two million digital tracks, had over 250 million streams on Spotify, 630 million plays on Pandora and 150 million views on YouTube. Pope's music has been featured on NBC's "The Voice," CW's "Vampire Diaries," "90210," and multiple seasons of FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," which sent two of his albums into the top 100 on iTunes simultaneously. Pope also guest starred as himself in season three of the show "Nashville." When Ron is not touring or releasing his own music, he is writing and producing for other artists signed to his Brooklyn Basement Records label.
RON POPE LIVE
February 7 /// Saint Louis, MO /// Delmar Hall
February 8 /// Lawrence, KS /// Granada Theatre
February 9 /// Englewood, CO /// Gothic Theatre
February 10 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Complex
February 12 /// Missoula, MT /// Top Hat Lounge
February 14 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Rickshaw Theatre
February 15 /// Seattle, WA /// The Showbox
February 16 /// Portland, OR /// Wonder Ballroom
February 17 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore
February 18 /// Sacramento, CA /// Ace of Spades
February 22 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Fonda
February 23 /// San Diego, CA /// House of Blues
February 24 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Van Buren
February 25 /// Tucson, AZ /// The Rialto Theatre
February 27 /// Albuquerque, NM /// The El Ray Theater
March 1 /// Austin, TX /// The Parish
March 2 /// Houston, TX /// White Oak Music Hall
March 3 /// Dallas, TX /// The Granada Theater
March 4 /// Memphis, TN /// 1884 Lounge


Photo credit: Nicole Mago


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