A heartbreaking, heartbroken album full of glorious melodies, lush production, and terrific songwriting, this stunner of a “break-up” record snuck into my head back in February, sat down in my favourite chair, and put its feet up. It’s not going anywhere. “I don’t wanna feel this way,” Edwards sings on standout track “Pink Champagne”. But if she never had, we’d never have gotten to hear this record.
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Another Top 50 today! Kathleen ranks #36 on American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums of 2012 for ‘Voyageur’.
“Released during the peak of winter, Voyageur feels like a blast of hot summer air, armed with two bombastic singles — “Empty Threat” and “Change the Sheets” — that channel the thrill of driving down an empty road at peak speed, with nothing but the radio and your own elation to keep you company.”
At 11:00am this morning, SPIN dropped their 50 Best Albums of 2012 list. Take a look at #43! I think you’ll recognize it.
Kathleen will pick up in the new year with brand new dates for a US tour!
New dates are listed below and you can check out the SHOWS sections for ticket links and further details.
1/29/13 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
1/30/13 – New York City, NY @ City Winery
1/31/13 – New York City, NY @ City Winery
2/2/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
2/3/13 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
2/5/13 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
2/7/13 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere Music Hall
2/8/13 – Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
2/9/13 – Geneva, NY @ Smith Center
Regrettably, the following shows have been cancelled:
Nov 29 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
Nov 30 – Bergen, Norway @ Kvarteret
Dec 01 – Stavanger, Norway @ Folken
Dec 03 – Arhus, Denmark @ Atlas
Dec 04 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Dec 11 – Valladolid, Spain @ Zorilla Theatre
Dec 12 – Madrid, Spain @ Muñoz Seca Theatre
Dec 13 – Bilbao, Spain @ Kafe Antzokia
Dec 14 – Vitoria, Spain @ Helldorado
Ticket holders, please contact the local venue for information on refunds.
With Jim Bryson and Gord Tough in tow, Kathleen continues the Trio Performance Tour into 2013 with the following special performances:
01/29 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
01/30 – New York, NY @ City Winery
01/31 – New York, NY City Winery
02/02 – Pittsburgh, PA The Rex Cinema
02/05 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzibar
02/07 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
02/08 – Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
02/09 – Geneva, NY @ Smith Center
Ticket info coming soon, so stay close!
Due to Hurricane Sandy the following shows have been cancelled/postponed:
10/30 – Roanoke, VA @ Kirk Avenue – CANCELLED
11/01 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio – POSTPONED (details to follow soon)
Kathleen is honored to be on the shortlist for the 2012 Polaris Prize. You can follow the award ceremony here.
“Kathleen Edwards crafted one of 2008′s quieter pleasures, the affecting folk-country album Asking for Flowers, which featured twangy…”
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Kathleen discusses “Change The Sheets” and the new album in a cool little video shot and directed by Dan Huiting.
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