Critically-acclaimed indie/Americana artist Samantha Crain has announced initial concert dates for 2013. The Winter trek will be played at intimate venues, and will kick off in Raleigh, NC at the Berkeley Cafe on January 23. Confirmed dates are below.
The tour is in support of Crain’s new album Kid Face, set for a February 19 release (Ramseur Records), the follow up to 2010’s You (Understood) that received praise from Rolling Stone, SPIN, New York Times, and NPR. Kid Face, the singer/songwriter’s first autobiographical effort, was produced by John Vanderslice and recorded in about eight days strictly on analog tape – no computers involved whatsoever – a decision that resulted in a warm and organic sound that highlights Crain’s songwriting, vocals and lyrics.
Check out one of her new songs, “Never Going Back.”
Along with her ability to unite the sounds of confidence and desperation, hers is a folk tradition rooted in Radiohead as much as Bob Dylan or Woody Guthrie. The songs on Kid Face weave together blue-collar hopes and dreams, love and loneliness, as Samantha draws a line on a relationship, feels alienated from society, creates a more colorful identify for herself, grapples with the giving of compassion, and submits to the call of far-off places.
With new dates being confirmed every day, here is the initial itinerary for 2013:
23 Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh, NC
24 The Soapbox, Wilmington, NC (with And Bombadil)
25, 26 River People Music and Culture Fest, Pembroke, NC
11 The Living Room, New York, NY
12 Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (with Josh Ritter)
15 Fassler Hall, Tulsa, OK
16 Blue Door Cafe, Oklahoma City, OK
19 The Gramophone, St. Louis, MO
20 Music City Roots Live From The Loveless Cafe, Nashville, TN
21 Otherlands, Memphis, TN (with the Memphis Dawls)
22 White Water Tavern, Little Rock, AR
23 Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX
24 The Scoot Inn, Austin, TX