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Kim Richey A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer

Kim Richey Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ‘Glimmer’ with Limited Edition LP


Kim Richey

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Glimmer, Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kim Richey will release A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer on Yep Roc Records on November 29. The limited First Edition LP release will feature new recordings of her critically lauded album.

The LP will arrive on blue and white colored vinyl, includes a handwritten note from Kim, and comes with a full album download.

Kim Richey A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer

Recorded in Nashville, the album offers stripped-down reinterpretations of the 14-track re-sequenced album (LP has 10 tracks, but digital download in LP has all 14 songs). The album was produced by Doug Lancio, who played most of the instruments, too.

All of the original 14 songs from this new album were recorded in producer Doug Lancio’s basement studio and given a more intimate treatment. It was great to revisit these old friends and be able to make them available again to fans.

Kim Richey

The lead single off the new LP, “Hello Old Friend,” was made available to streaming platforms. Listen here and/or below:

This fall, Richey will be on tour supporting Trisha Yearwood for a string of dates and will be Brandi Carlile’s special guest on opening night of her six-night run at the Ryman Auditorium – a full list of dates is below:

October 13 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center – Atlanta, GA*
October 24 – Center for Performing Arts – Carmel, IN*
October 25 – Stifel Theatre – St. Louis, MO*
October 26 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH*
October 27 – Playhouse Square – Cleveland, OH*
November 8 – The Forge, Anvil Arts Centre – Basingstoke, UK
November 9 – Brewery Arts Centre 9 – Kendal, UK
November 10 – The Woodside Hotel – Fife, UK
November 11 – Music Room – Liverpool, UK
November 12 – KGC – Birmingham, UK
November 13 – Green Note – Camden, UK
November 14 – The Old Stables – Swindon, UK
November 15 – The Studio In Live Theatre – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
November  17 – Centre For Contemporary Arts – Glasgow, UK
November 20 – The String Shetland – Lerwick, UK
December 4 – Maxwell C. King Center for Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL*
December 5 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL*
December 6 – Ruth Eckert Hall – Clearwater, FL*
December 7 – Florida Theater – Jacksonville, FL*
January 14 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN^

* w/Trisha Yearwood
^ w/Brandi Carlile

Since the release of her 1995 self-titled debut album, Richey has “won raves for her sweetly alluring, folk-friendly brand of country” (World Café), while Bitter Sweet (1997) and Glimmer (1999) cemented her status as a gifted singer/songwriter. Subsequent releases –Rise (2002), Chinese Boxes (2007), Wreck Your Wheels (2010), and Thorn In My Heart (2013) – followed and garnered acclaim that “she writes some of the most beguiling melodies and freshest chord changes of her generation.” (Los Angeles Times).

As a songwriter, Richey has written two Number One hits for Radney Foster (“Nobody Wins”) and Trisha Yearwood (“Believe Me Baby”), the latter of which was Grammy-nominated, as well as tunes for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gretchen Peters, Patty Loveless, Jamie Lawson and Jim Lauderdale. Her vocals also appear on Jason Isbell’s praised Southeastern album as well as albums by Ryan Adams and Shawn Colvin.

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