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Red June Performs at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Friday, May 16th
CD Release Celebration for Ancient Dreams on Organic Records

Show at 8:30pm, tickets are $12 adv/$15 door and are available here.
General Admission Seated Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservations
There will also be theater-style & balcony seating available

828-575-2737
743 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806
www.isisasheville.com

Powerful acoustic trio from Asheville, North Carolina, Red June released their third album Ancient Dreams on Organic Records April 15, 2014. They celebrate in Asheville at Isis Music Hall on Friday, May 16th for a special performance.

Purveyors of original music created in a traditional style, Red June performs beautifully distilled original music. The band is known for a dynamic, yet refined sound that features striking three-part harmonies, tasteful instrumental work, and honest, soulful songwriting that seamlessly blends bluegrass, old-time, country and American roots music.

Ancient Dreams is illustrative, honest and exquisitely crafted; it features the talents of Will Straughan (resonator guitar, guitar, mandolin and vocals), Natalya Weinstein (fiddle and vocals) and John Cloyd Miller (mandolin, guitar and vocals). The album was produced by Tim Surrett of the award-winning band Balsam Range; he also contributed some stellar bass playing on some tracks.

RedJUneAncientDreamsPressShotLOWImagine opening your front door on a mid-summer morning. Instead of your familiar scene, you walk out onto an old wooden porch facing east as the sun starts to rise. The day’s first light hits your eyes and your ears are filled with the close, warm sound of a mandolin.

Somewhere to one side the dust rises from a foot tapping. It’s keeping time to a melody that sounds older than any music you know. As the smell of dew covered grass floats by, so does a voice alongside that old melody….. ”I… I just want to wake… wake up with you and drink… something hot… best you’ve got.”

As you try to figure out how you got here, you realize it was by simply listening to the leadoff and title track of Red June’s Ancient Dreams.

The best thing is, this is not the only world you visit while listening to this North Carolina-based trio’s third release. Like your best dreams, nocturnal or daytime visions, Red June’s music has a transformative power that is the result of the pastoral story-songs which hold an underlying familiarity. It is music and songwriting that is instantly comforting, thought-evoking with relatable themes, even if they are not always obvious on the surface.

Like their namesake heirloom apple variety, Red June has strong roots in the Appalachian tradition while constantly forging new ground in American music. With Ancient Dreams, the trio collaborated with fine artist, Nancy Hilliard Joyce, who created the original album art: a pastoral painting that captures the idyllic tones within.

Preview and purchase Ancient Dreams today at Organic Records, iTunes, and AmazonMP3.

For more information and tour dates, please visit RedJuneMusic.com.

 

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Jeff Austin Announces 2014 Spring Tour
with Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin, and Ross Martin

 

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Jeff Austin is on tour this spring with Danny Barnes (banjo and vocals), Eric Thorin (bass and vocals), and Ross Martin (guitar and vocals). They will be touring together throughout the year and also have been in the studio with a number of other friends, heroes and mentors to record an album.

 

The tour loops through the southeast starting in Knoxville before heading over to Atlanta and Greensboro and then landing at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival. Picking back up in Charleston towards the end of the month Jeff goes on to link up with Leftover Salmon for a few dates in North Carolina and D.C.

 

Austin will be appearing at a number of festivals as the season moves on including The Riverbend Festival, Blue Plum, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Nedfest, and Lockn’. Jeff’s appearance at Gathering of the Vibes will be a special Grateful Grass set featuring Austin along with Keller Williams and Reed Mathis.

 

Jeff Austin on Tour w. Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin

5/07 Wed – NV Nightclub – Knoxville, TN

5/08 Thu – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA *

5/09 Fri – The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC

5/10 Sat – Aiken Bluegrass Festival – Aiken , SC
5/30 Fri – Pour House – Charleston, SC

5/31 Sat – Penguin Fest @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC +=
6/01 Sun – Pisgah Brewing Company – Black Mountain, NC +
6/03 Tue – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC

6/04 Wed – The Hamilton – Washington, DC +

6/05 Thu – The Lyric Theatre – Blacksburg, VA

6/06 Fri – Riverbend Festival – Chattanooga, TN

6/07 Sat – Blue Plum Festival – Johnson City, TN

8/01 Fri – Gathering Of The Vibes – Bridgeport, CT %     

8/09 Sat – Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY

8/22 Fri – Nedfest – Nederland, CO

9/5-6 Fri- Sat – Lockn’ Festival – Arrington, VA%

     

* w/ New Master Sounds

+ Leftover Salmon

= w/ Keller Williams       

% Grateful Grass ft. Keller Williams, Jeff Austin and Reed Mathis

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Please visit JeffAustin.com for more information and further tour dates. Keep up to date with Jeff on facebook.com/JeffAustinOfficial and twitter.com/Jeffreyaustin10.

 

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Leftover Salmon Announces Spring 2014 Tour Dates
Featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat

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Newly Announced Spring Tour Dates:
5/23 Fri – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL*
5/25 Sun – Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC*
5/26 Mon – Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC*
5/29 Thu – Cox Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA*
5/31 Sat – Penguin Fest – Wilmington, NC* !
6/03 Tue –  Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA*
6/04 Wed – The Hamilton – Washington DC* !
6/05 Thu – The Hamilton – Washington DC*
6/06 Fri – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC*
6/07 Sat – Ziggy’s – Winston- Salem, NC*


* Featuring special guest Bill Payne of Little Feat
! w/ Jeff Austin w. Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin

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Leftover Salmon is happy to announce additional dates for their 2014 Spring Tour. They are also thrilled that Bill Payne of Little Feat will be joining the band for the majority of the run. Tonight, April 1, LoS plays a second night at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co in Chico before heading to the midwest for a few shows.

Payne joins the band for the two-night run at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins and they close out the first leg of the Spring tour with “Still Smokin,’” an event taking over the streets of Denver in front of Cervantes on 4/20. This May, LoS and Payne travel through the midwest for a few shows and then veer south to Florida, after a stop at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, and then onward to Georgia, North & South Carolina. They’ll head up through Virginia and land in DC for a two-night stand at The Hamilton before returning to North Carolina for more shows.


In mid-June, they will be back in Colorado for Snowmass Mammoth Fest and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Early July brings LoS and Payne to Las Vegas to play at the NEW Brooklyn Bowl location for two nights. This summer Leftover Salmon ft. Bill Payne perform at many festivals throughout the country including the Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, and Phases of the Moon.

LoS Fan Club ticketing for the new shows will go on-sale at 10am (MST) on Thursday April 3rd.

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Be sure to tune in to LiveSalmon.com for LIVE-streams of all shows (provided there is access to an Internet connection) and downloads of live performances within a few days of the show

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Leftover Salmon Featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat on Complete Tour Dates
4/01 Tue – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, CA
4/03 Thu – Sweetwater Shakedown at Papa Charlie’s – Lutsen, MN
4/04 Fri – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN >
4/05 Sat – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI >
4/18 Fri – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO* %
4/19 Sat – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO* #
4/20 Sun – Still Smokin’ @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
(Outdoors – In the Streets) – Denver, CO*=
5/01 Thu – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN*
5/02 Fri – Old Rock House – St Louis, MO*
5/03 Sat – George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR*
5/04 Sun – Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, TN*

5/23 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL*
5/24 Sat – Papa Joes’ Banjo-B-Que Music Festival – Evans, GA*
5/25 Sun – Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC*
5/26 Mon – Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC*
5/29 Thu – Cox Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA*
5/30 Fri – Blackstock Music Festival – Blackstock, SC*
5/31 Sat – Penguin Fest – Wilmington, NC* !
6/01 Sun – Pisgah Brewing – Black Mountain, NC* ! $
6/03 Tue –  Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA*
6/04 Wed – The Hamilton – Washington DC* !
6/05 Thu – The Hamilton – Washington DC*
6/06 Fri – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC*
6/07 Sat – Ziggy’s – Winston- Salem, NC*
6/13-15 Fri-Sun – Snowmass Mammoth Fest – Snowmass, CO*
6/19-22 Thu-Sun – Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO*
7/2 Wed – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV*
7/3 Thu – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV*
8/8-10 Fri-Sun Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY*
7/31-8/1 Thu-Fri Gathering of the Vibes – Bridgeport, CT*
9/11-14 Thu-Sun – Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival – Danville, IL
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Featuring special guest Bill Payne of Little Feat (April 18th – September 14th)

> w/ The Giving Tree Band
% w/ Gipsy Moon
# w/ Grant Farm
! w/ Jeff Austin w. Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin

$ w/ Jon Stickley Trio (Late Night)
= w/ Bonnie Paine and Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival and Friends

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For more information and further tour dates, please visit: www.LeftoverSalmon.com

JOsephLEmayTrailerTrashDreamspider Publicity is excited to be working with Joseph LeMay on his upcoming studio album release! Stay tuned for details on that and in the meantime check out his LIVE  3-song EP “TRAILER TRASH” which is officially out today on Noisetrade as a FREE DOWNLOAD. Get it here: http://noisetrade.com/josephlemay/trailer-trash-live-ep

Joseph LeMay’s Trailer Trash EP is a good indication of what’s to come from the Tennessee bred songwriter. The live EP, released via Noisetrade, gives us a barebones glimpse of three songs from his upcoming debut album Seventeen Acres performed in the same room in which they were written.

For more about Joseph Lemay and to stay up-to-date on tour dates and the upcoming studio album, please visit: http://josephlemaymusic.com.

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Call for Submissions:
The 7th Annual Music Video Asheville: DEADLINE is March 14th

A Showcase to Highlight the Pairing of
Asheville Musicians & Filmmakers

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 14th 2014

Screening @ Diana Wortham Theatre: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Networking Party 6-8pm, Curtain at 8pm. Awards at 9:30pm

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
(available online and at Harvest Records)
$10 adv/ $12 dos
VIP Tickets: $25 online sales only;
includes unlimited popcorn, two beers and preferred seating

The 7th Annual Music Video Asheville (MVA), a showcase to highlight the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers, is calling for submissions to this years event which will take place on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Diana Wortham Theater located at 2 North Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801. The deadline to submit a video for consideration to to this year’s event is Friday, March 14, 2014. Guidelines on how to submit are at www.MusicVideoAsheville.com.

1064150_680582088623146_1325345443_oPrizes for winning videos will include a free day of studio time at Echo Mountain Recording Studios and a $500 cash prize! Other awards to be given this year include Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack and Best Costume Design and Best Visual Design.

To celebrate the 7th Anniversary of one of Asheville’s favorite music events, the MVA crew is once again rolling out the red carpet…literally. Music Video Asheville strongly suggests “Grammy style” attire (with Asheville flair, of course) and will be offering tickets for preferred seating. Pre-show cocktail hour will take place in the lobby at 6 o’clock. The viewing and awards ceremony will be from 8-10pm.  Tickets are now on sale at Harvest Records in West Asheville and at MusicVideoAsheville.com.

MVA 2013 is produced by Lush Life Productions and theONcorps. If you’d like to get involved as a sponsor or volunteer for the event, please contact Kelly Denson at Kelly@LushLifeToday.com or call 828-515-1081.

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The 18th Suwannee Springfest Schedule Announced
The Avett Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers,
Sam Bush Band, Jason Isbell

~ March 20-23rd at The Spirit of Suwannee in Live Oak, FL ~

Suwannee Springfest celebrates its 18th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on March 20-23rd. Festivalgoers can enjoy four days of camping and live music, arts and crafts, and a selection of great foods. Suwannee Springfest consistently features some of the world’s finest performers in Roots Rock, Bluegrass & Newgrass, Acoustic Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Cajun/Zydeco, New & Traditional Folk and other forms of American Roots music. Tickets are on sale in advance and at the gate.

Suwannee Springfest is excited to welcome to the 2014 stages The Avett Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers, Sam Bush Band, Jason Isbell, Southern Soul Assembly (JJ Grey, Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson and Marc Broussard), Travelin McCoury Jam, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna The Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Greensky Bluegrass, Floodwood, Town Mountain, Willie Sugarcapps, The Duhks, Aoife O’Donovan, The Honeycutters, David Gans, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Whiskey Gentry, Henhouse Prowlers and many more. The full schedule of events is now available online at suwanneespringfest.com/lineup/schedule.

This energetic and family friendly musical celebration is a gem of a festival with a great lineup, spring weather and a stunning natural setting. Tickets for Suwannee Springfest are on sale in advance for $170 ($190 at the gate) inclusive of all taxes and fees, and include 4 days of primitive camping and music. Kids under 12 are invited to join for free. Fans can also upgrade their experience with VIP tickets for $300. For RV hook ups, cabin rentals and golf cart rentals, please call SOSMP at (386)-364-1683. For further information and tickets, please visit www.suwaneespringfest.com.

Suwannee Springfest 2014 Lineup
The Avett Brothers
Del McCoury Band
Punch Brothers
Sam Bush Band
Southern Soul Assembly (JJ Grey, Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson and Marc Broussard)
Jason Isbell
Travelin McCoury Jam
Steep Canyon Rangers
Jim Lauderdale
Greensky Bluegrass
Willie Sugarcapps
The Duhks
Aoife O’Donovan
Floodwood
Ralph Roddenbery
Rumpke Mountain Boys
David Gans
The Honeycutters
Town Mountain
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Whetherman
Canary in the Coalmine
The Royal Tinfoil
Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Love Canon
Grant Peeples
The Stacks
Sloppy Joe
Uproot Hootenanny
Big Cosmo
Habanero Honeys
Tammerlin
The New 76ers
JacksonVegas
Quartermoon
James Justin & Co
Rosco Bandana
SOSOS
The Whiskey Gentry
Bibb City Ramblers
Two Foot Level
Henhouse Prowlers
Come Back Alice
Gypsy Wind
Nook & Cranny
Beartoe
Mickey Abraham’s Acoustic Ensemble
Artists at Large: Jeff Mosier, Bobby Miller, Jon Stickley, Lyndsey Pruett and Steve Pruett

venueSpirit of the Suwannee Music Park, located just north of Live Oak, FL, is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier 500+ acre campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. SOSMP hosts a variety of events throughout the year including Wannee, Magnolia Festival, Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Hulaween, Aura Music Festival, The Purple Hatters Ball, The Zach Deputy Disc Jam and more. In addition to these events, the park offers live music during the week in the Music Hall and a natural amphitheater for outdoor music festivals.

Along with the camping, there are nearly 12 miles of trails suitable for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature exploring. Bring along a fishing pole and wet a line from the dock on Rees Lake. Canoe and bike rentals are available at the on-site canoe outpost. Or take a dip in the nearby Suwannee Springs. SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville. Please visit the park’s web site at www.musicliveshere.com or call them at 386-364-1683 for more information.

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Levi Lowrey Releases Self-Titled Album Today
Through Southern Ground Artists
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Executive Produced by Zac Brown
at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville
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Levi Lowrey now available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LeviLowrey
Physical copies available at Levi’s Online Store: http://levilowrey.spinshop.com
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Levi Lowrey is thrilled to release his self-titled album today, February 25, 2014, through Southern Ground Artists. The album is available exclusively for download on iTunes and physical copies can be purchased at Levi’s online store and live shows.
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Noisetrade is offering an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the album. To watch the video, and pick up free downloads of three tracks off the album (“Picket Fences”, “December Thirty-One”, and “Urge For Leaving”); please visit here.
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Showcasing all original material, with the exception of one cover, the album features Lowrey collaborating with an impressive list of guest musicians that includes Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band), fiddler Ross Holmes (Mumford & Sons/Cadillac Sky), Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) and acclaimed performer, producer and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mac McAnally. This new project was executive produced by Zac Brown along with co-producers Matt Mangano and Clay Cook. It was recorded from start to finish in just two weeks at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, TN.
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True to his reputation as a talented writer, Lowrey penned four of the fifteen songs by himself on the self-titled album and co-wrote the other ten original tracks. Each new story song offers brutally honest insights about life culled from his adventures in the real world. Lowrey is a happily married man who home schools his two children with his wife while working as a successful musician. On the other hand, he is a constant observer of the rough sides of life and he is not afraid to branch out and explore subjects that others might find too uncomfortable for casual conversation.
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“You know, I haven’t written about my wife’s health struggles with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma yet, but there are elements of it that kind of snuck their way into the songs anyway, especially on ‘December Thirty-One,’” Lowrey says. “There’s the realization that a change for the better can happen at any second or any minute. There is a hopeful sort of desperation the whole record displays.”
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As evidence of this optimism, Lowrey isn’t one to complain or even ponder why he might be experiencing hardships that others don’t have to endure. Instead, he channels his energies, his frustrations and his talent into his craft.
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“I think that this earth and its struggles are to build character; we have to be thankful for that,” Lowrey states. “The song ‘Long Way Home’ says right up front, ‘I’ve wasted hours praying for rain, and I cursed the clouds when they finally came.’ We pray for blessings in our lives, but we’re unwilling to go through the storms before we get there.”
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Kind Words about Levi Lowrey:
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“Each consecutive album by a great artist further defines their sound and identity.  Levi’s new self titled record is no exception. I’ve really enjoyed watching Levi reach his vast potential as a songwriter and artist.” –Zac Brown
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“December Thirty One” is “an evocative ode to romantic optimism sung in an engaging folkie tenor…there’s real promise here.” –Music Row, Robert K. Oermann
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“An enlightened storyteller with a novel musical approach, he displays an astonishing diversity of songcraft and a consistent level of inspiration.“ –Alan Cackett
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“Southern gritty folk troubador” –Country Fried Rock
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“Levi Lowrey looks back to his younger years not as a memory but looking for the crossroads between living with no responsibilities and a life where you have yourself and a few more souls on your watch. For Levi, the telling moment is when you can answer the question, ‘are you living or just trying your best not to die’.” –The Alternate Root
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“His new album is bursting with a wide variety of sounds, from moving ballad ‘Before the Hymnal Died’ to a greasy, Southern rock cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs.’”–Engine 145, Juli Thanki
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“Tracks like ‘Picket Fences’, ‘December Thirty-One,’ and ‘Before The Hymnal Died’ confirm to me that Levi Lowrey stands shoulder to shoulder with Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, and Will Hoge as the best in what Southern songwriting has to offer.” –Blue Ridge Outdoors, Dave Stallard
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“Solid, velvet vocals, and down-to-earth songwriting” –Exclaim.CA

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“Levi Lowrey is a well traveled, well versed songwriter who carries the country boy image as well as he carries a tune on his self-titled release.” –Boone Mountain Time

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Levi Lowrey On Tour
TODAY 2/25 Tue – Duluth, GA – Red Clay Theatre – Album Release Show
2/27 Thu – Nashville, TN – The Basement – Album Release Show
2/28 Fri – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s In-Store
3/19 Thu – Columbus, GA – Columbus Civic Center * %
3/20 Wed – Chattanooga, TN – UTC McKenzie Arena  * %
3/21 Fri – Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena * %
3/23 Sun – Punta Cana, DR – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
3/24 Mon – Punta Cana, DR – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/04 Fri – Laconia, NH – Pitman’s Freight Room +
4/05 Sat – Boston, MA – Great Scott +
4/07 Mon – New York, NY –  Joe’s Pub +
4/08 Tue – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live +
4/09 Wed – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java +
4/10 Thu – Charlottesville, VA –  The Southern Café & Music Hall +
4/11 Fri – Rocky Mount, VA – Harverster Performance Center +
4/12 Sat – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse +
4/13 Sun – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle +
4/15 Tue – Nashville, TN – The Basement +
4/16 Wed – Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm & Brews +
4/17 Thu – Duluth, GA – Red Clay Theatre +
4/18 Fri – Senoia, GA – Southern Ground Social Club +
4/19 Sat – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre +
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* w/ Zac Brown Band
+ CLAY vs. LEVI: ROUND 2 – Levi Lowrey with Clay Cook
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% Rescheduled date: Due to potentially icy and dangerous winter driving conditions, ZBB rescheduled a few upcoming shows in Chattanooga, Columbus and Augusta.
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Stay tuned to LeviLowrey.com for more information and further tour dates. Also, keep up-to-date at facebook.com/LeviLowrey and twitter.com/LeviLowrey.
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