Laura Stevenson Announces Fall Tour Dates w/ Tim Kasher

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Laura Stevenson has announced fall tour dates in support of her critically acclaimed album Wheel, honored by The Onion A/V Club as part of the “most notable music of 2013 (so far).” In addition to headline shows, Stevenson will join Cursive’s Tim Kasher on the road for a majority of the September through November run. The two are already well acquainted on account of Kasher, an admirer of her work, inviting Stevenson to sing guest vocals for a track on his new album. Upcoming tour dates below.

“The Long Island native crafts emotive folk-pop songs with just the right amount of jangle — and a finely honed sense of storytelling.” – WNYC Soundcheck

Pitchfork describes Stevenson as “Somewhere between the jangly bluster of Swearin’ and the bright-eyed folk-pop of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down,” while Stereogum lauded the single “L-DOPA” for its “gorgeous strings and Stevenson’s slow, crushing lyricism.”

Wheel features strings by Grammy award winning violinist Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Antony And The Johnsons), brass accompaniment from Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire, David Byrne and St. Vincent), and was produced and mixed by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Titus Andronicus, Frightened Rabbit, Real Estate).

Stevenson was born and raised on Long Island into a family of mariners and music makers.  She spent many of her younger days on the sugar barges of NY harbor with her father and uncles, who all made their living on the water, at one time running one of the largest fleets on the Hudson.  Meanwhile, her mother’s parents were successful musicians; Harry Simeone, the composer and choral arranger responsible for such works as “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and Margaret McCravy (stage name McCrae), a singer from South Carolina who got her start accompanying her elder siblings “The McCravy Brothers,” a harmonious gospel folk duo, before continuing on her own to record and tour with bandleader Benny Goodman.  Armed with her grandfather’s love for modernist dissonance, a genetic predisposition for harmony, and with her sea legs firmly planted in the traditions of American folk singing, Stevenson began creating melodies at a very young age.

www.laurastevenson.net

Upcoming Tour Dates:
* = w/ Tim Kasher

SEPTEMBER
05 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom w/ The Deer Hunter
06 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom w/ The Deer Hunter
07 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer w/ The Deer Hunter
19 – Amityville, NY – Revolution
20 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
27 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (Early Show)
28 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
29 – Keyser, WV – Clancy’s Irish Pub

OCTOBER
01 – Nashville, TN – The End
02 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
03 – Normal, IL – Firehouse Pizza
04 – Moline, IL – Bier Stube
05 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *
06 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
08 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Urban Lounge *
09 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
11 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl *
12 – Seattle, WA – Barboza *
15 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
16 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *
17 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *
18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
19 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards *
21 – San Diego, CA – Casbah *
22 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *
23 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress *
25 – Dallas, TX – Three Links *
26 – Austin, TX – Red 7 *
27 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *
29 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *
30 – Orlando, FL – The Social *
31 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest – Rocky’s *

NOVEMBER
01 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar *
02 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
03 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade *
04 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall *
05 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
06 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House *
07 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
08 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met *
09 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
11 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
12 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
13 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
14 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird *
15 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill *
16 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
18 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
19 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
20 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
22 – Peekskill, NY – 12 Grapes