John Craigie Kicks Off #KeepItWarm2021 Tour with New Track “Laurie Rolled Me a J”


Acclaimed indie-folk singer/songwriter John Craigie is gearing up for his third KeepItWarm Tour, the biggest tour of his career, beginning November 10th & 11th with back-to-back shows in Arcata, CA. In the tradition of past KeepItWarm tours, Craigie has partnered with nonprofits for these shows to help the communities he plays for, with $1 from each ticket sold going to a regional charity. Organizations include Western Center on Law & Poverty (November California Shows) Northwest Harvest (December Pacific Northwest Shows) and Hunger Free Colorado (December Colorado Shows). For a full list of shows see below and on John Craigie’s website HERE.

Craigie recorded the new track “Laurie Rolled Me a J” while stuck at home during the height of the pandemic. Craigie says, “This song was written in the midst of lockdown. Themes range from stimulus checks, isolation, dating during a pandemic, BLM protests, Wim Hof and the apocalypse. Recorded in Portland, OR with an all-star lineup. Members of TK and the Holy Know Nothings: Taylor Kingman, Lewi Longmire and Sydney Nash. Ned Folkerth on drums as well. Recorded in a live take at Hallowed Halls studio. Already a fan favorite since its live debut earlier this year.” Laurie is Laurie Shook of the Shook Twins, longtime Craigie collaborators. The lyrics perfectly capture the anger and despondency that many of us have been experiencing. Read them HERE and listen to “Laurie Rolled Me a J” HERE.

Craigie is finally able to get back on the road where he shines brightest, displaying his articulate songwriting, telling his candid stories and humorous anecdotes and leaving everything on the stage. After releasing his acclaimed 2020 album Asterisk the Universe, Craigie was unable to share his signature blend of songcraft and wry wit with live audiences.

More than just a show, a John Craigie performance is a collective event, as audiences personally connect and relate to Craigie’s narratives and characters. This was captured on Craigie’s last live album Opening For Steinbeck, which earned raves from fellow musicians and fans alike.

Craigie earned raves for Asterisk the Universe. Accolades include:
“Top 10 Album of 2020” – Ann Powers, NPR Music

“It’s hard to immerse yourself in a Craigie album, from the new LP to his cult-classic 2016 concert document, ‘Capricorn in Retrograde … Just Kidding … Live in Portland,’ and not emerge elated.” – Rolling Stone Country

“…a soft, dreamy place to come to…. for many weary and heavy-hearted listeners, the album might be exactly what they need.” – No Depression

11/10 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre Lounge*
11/11 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre Lounge*
11/12 – Chico, CA – The El Rey Theater*
11/13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
11/17 – Solana Beach, CA – The Belly Up*
11/18 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour*
11/19 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre*
11/20 – Arroyo Grande, CA – Clark Center for the Performing Arts*
12/1 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial^ [Low Ticket Alert]
12/2 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo^
12/3 – Seattle, WA – TBA
12/4 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater° [Low Ticket Alert]
12/5 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater^
12/9 – Ashland, OR – TBA
12/10 – Bend, OR – Tower Theatre^
12/11 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts^
12/17 – Fort Collins, CO – Washingtons‡
12/18 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater‡

* w/ Chris Pureka
^ w/ Kassi Valazza
° w/ Taylor Kingman
‡ w/ Hunter Burnette