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Levi Lowrey Announces Tour Dates
Launches Pre-Order of New Self-Titled Album

Released Through Southern Ground Artists on Feb 25th
Executive Produced by Zac Brown at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville

Singer/songwriter Levi Lowrey is set to release his sophomore album through Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Artists on February 25, 2014. Pre-order is now available through iTunes.

The self-titled effort showcases all original material, with the exception of one cover, and features Lowrey collaborating with a 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.

Levi is excited to be touring with his full band and the new album this winter. He will be supporting Zac Brown Band for a run of shows at a variety of arenas in the midwest and the south, as well as two nights in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for “Sun, Sand & Southern Ground” at the Hard Rock Hotel. Lowrey will also be celebrating with album release concerts in Atlanta at the Red Clay Theatre (2/25) and in Nashville at The Basement (2/27), as well as an appearance in early February on WDVX’s Blue Plate Special, and a special appearance at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

This spring, Lowrey links up with Clay Cook for “Clay Vs Levi: Round 2.” The tour kicks off in early April in the Northeast with shows in New Hampshire, Boston, New York and Philadelphia, looping south through Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee before landing in Georgia. Check out this fun video intro for the tour the guys put together: http://bit.ly/1dII9kg. Don’t miss out on this epic ballad battle in April; tickets are on sale now at http://levilowrey.com/site/tour.

Levi Lowrey 2014 Winter Tour
2/04 Tue – Knoxville, TN   – Blue Plate Special
2/05 Wed – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center *
2/06 Thu – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center *
2/07 Fri – Rockford, IL – BMO Harris Bank Center *
2/08 Sat – Murray, KY – CFSB Center *
2/25 Tue – Duluth, GA – Red Clay Theatre – Album Release Show
2/27 Thu – Nashville, TN – The Basement – Album Release Show
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  *
3/24 Mon – Punta Cana, DR – Hard Rock Hotel *

* w/ Zac Brown Band
% 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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Levi Lowrey 2014 Spring Tour
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 +

+ Levi Lowrey with Clay Cook

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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PrintLeftover Salmon Announces 2014 Spring Tour

Mar-26  Wed  – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads
Mar-27  Thu –  San Rafael, CA  – Terrapin Crossroads
Mar-28  Fri  – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club
Mar-29 Sat  – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club
Mar-30  Sun – Solana Beach, CA –  Belly Up
Mar-31  Mon  – Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Apr-01  Tue  – Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Apr-03 Thu – Lutsen, MN – Papa Charlies
Apr-04  Fri – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Apr-05  Sat – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
Apr-18  Fri  – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Apr-19  Sat – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

Leftover Salmon is excited to announce their 2014 Spring Tour. In late March, LoS will kick off the tour with two nights at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, followed by two nights at the Crystal Bay Club in Nevada, an evening at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, and two nights at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico. The beginning of April brings LoS into Minnesota and Wisconsin for a few shows and the tour closes with another double header at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, CO.

LoS Fan Club ticketing will go on-sale on Thursday, January 23rd at 10am MST. 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.

Leftover Salmon is Vince Herman (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin); Drew Emmitt (vocals, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, mandola, fiddle); Andy Thorn (vocals, acoustic and electric banjo, National guitar); Greg Garrison (vocals, acoustic and electric bass, acoustic guitar); Alwyn Robinson (drums, percussion).

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

 

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Chicago Farmer Announces 2014 Winter Tour

Chicago Farmer: Foot Stomping, Folk Singing, Story Telling, Spoken Word Poetry Spouting, Guitar Picking, Sing A Longing, Joke Telling, Fighting The Good Fight Songs!

Do you have a voice but are afraid to use it? Do you have feelings you don’t know how to express? Is there a side of you that wants to be freed from under the rock, the closet, the suffocating small town or big city cubicle you’ve been living in? Chicago Farmer is ready to help and will be on tour in your area in 2014!

The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff, logged plenty of highway and stage time before drifting into the Windy City and becoming known as Chicago Farmer. Profoundly inspired by Woody Guthrie and John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are now turning heads North and South of I-80.

“This is not your average ‘man with guitar.’ Chicago Farmer’s approach to solo folk music is traditional, but his soul and energy are uncommonly powerful,” says CBS Chicago. “Arriving with his classic acoustic guitar style is a voice smooth but broken-in that sounds wise beyond its years. He will stomp out a beat in leather boots to drive home a point and throw down a handsome harmonica solo to put a song over the top. The songs are about the places he’s been and the people he’s met, so local ideas are abound in this music from the heart.”

“You can smell the dirt in the fields, hear the wind as it blows across the plains, and see the people that Chicago Farmer sings about.” Honest Tune goes on to write, “Each song captures a moment in time, whether for a person or a particular place. Imagine if a John Steinbeck short story had been written as a song, and this will give you a fairly good idea as to what Chicago Farmer accomplishes in his music.”

“Chicago Farmer represents the best qualities of Midwestern U.S.A,” praises Pokey Lafarge. “His lyrics, his stories and his heart are true. He’ll give you that feeling of ‘going home’. He’ll make you want to say all those things you’ve been meaning to say but were too afraid. At the same time his songs can make you ask yourself some deep questions. His songs give you hope. If you didn’t know him I believe just his voice would make you believe every word he says. Definitely one of my favorite singers out there today.”

In 2013 Chicago Farmer released the full-length album Backenforth, IL. The album broke the top 40 on the Americana Music Charts and rose to #3 on the Radio Free Americana charts. Along with Americana Radio, the album also garnered much attention with the song “Workin’ On It” being featured on Chicago’s WXRT multiple times. On April 17th, Michael Verity of No Depression (The Roots Music Authority) pegged Backenforth, IL as #5 of the best of the year so far, and Henry Carrigan of Country Standard Time says of the album “Stark and joyous at the same time, the songs grab you by the throat and refuse to let go until they’ve penetrated your heart and soul, which, after all, is what great folk music has always done; Chicago Farmer’s new album stands well in that tradition.”

Chicago Farmer plans to carry the tradition and torch of folk music even further with his live performances in 2014. This year Deikhoff goes on to headline many of the markets and cities he’s been the support in; 2013 saw the Folk-Singer priming the stage for the likes of Todd Snider, Pokey LaFarge, and Jeff Austin’s side project The Here and Now featuring Austin, Danny Barnes, and Larry & Jenny Keel. Whether the audience has already witnessed one of his performances or not, they’re sure to be singing along, clapping hands, stomping their feet, laughing, crying, and wishing for more.

Chicago Farmer 2014 Tour Dates
Jan 11  Springfield, IL – Donnie’s Homespun
Jan 29  Madison, WI – Hotel Red
Jan 30  Two Rivers, WI – Waverly Inn
Jan 31  Minocqua, WI – Minocqua Brewing CO.
Feb 01  Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Feb 07  Nashville, IN – The Cabin Fever Concert
Feb 08  Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
Feb 13  St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone
Feb 14  Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
Feb 15  McHenry, IL – Winter Roots at Mackey’s Hideout
Feb 20  Chicago, IL – Dunn Dunn Fest at Tonic Room
Feb 21  Davenport, IA – The Redstone Room
Feb 22  Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Feb 28  Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side

For more information, please visit: www.chicagofarmer.com

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