Kim Richey to release new album Edgeland on March 30, 2018. Pre-order now!
First leg of U.S. tour dates have been confirmed.
American Songwriter Premieres “Whistle On Occasion” Featuring Chuck Prophet
“…Richey’s intimate simplicity makes for compelling listening” –Los Angeles Times
Grammy-nominated acclaimed singer/songwriter Kim Richey will release her first album in five years, Edgeland, on Yep Roc Records March 30. In support of the album, the Nashville-based artist has confirmed the first leg of a U.S. tour, which includes stops in Nashville, Duluth, Vienna, Cambridge, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor, among others. A full list of dates is below.
Today, American Songwriter premiered “Whistle On Occasion,” featuring Chuck Prophet and notes that “…Richey is a veteran to the craft of poetry and storytelling.” The album is now available for pre-order.
Recorded in Nashville, Edgeland is Richey’s eighth studio album was produced by Brad Jones (Over the Rhine, Hayes Carll, Josh Rouse). A who’s who of Nashville players joined Richey in the studio, including Dan Dugmore (multi-instrumentalist); Jerry Roe (drums); Pat Sansone (multi-instrumentalist); Doug Lancio (multi-instrumentalist); Dan Cohen (multi-instrumentalist); Chris Carmichael (string arranger); and Robyn Hitchcock (guitar).
The follow up to 2013’s Thorn In My Heart, the album offers 12 original compositions and features songwriting collaborations with Maendo Sanz, Mike Henderson, Bill Deasy, Al Anderson, Jenny Queen, Harry Hoke, Chuck Prophet and Pat McLaughlin, with the latter two also playing guitar and mandolin, respectively, on the album.
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), and 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.
KIM RICHEY TOUR DATES
April 6 – City Winery – Nashville, TN
April 7 – The Red Clay Theater – Duluth, GA
April 12 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
April 13 – Kennett Flash – Kennett Square, PA
April 15 – The Loft at the Music Hall – Portsmouth, NH
April 18 – Club Passim – Cambridge, MA
April 19 – The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio – Albany, NY
April 20 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
April 21 – The G.A.R. Hall – Peninsula, OH
April 25 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
April 26 – Natalie’s – Worthington, OH
April 27 – Pin Drop Concert Series @ Seven Steps Up – Spring Lake, MI
April 28 – SPACE – Evanston, IL
Pre-order Edgeland HERE!