Catie Curtis On Tour
October 24, 2006
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Catie Curtis on tour in support of her new album, Long Night Moon!
Catie Curtis delivers her most personal effort to date with Long Night Moon, an intricate work of stripped down modern folk.
Long Night Moon features the track People Look Around for which Curtis (along with co-writer Mark Erelli) was honored with the Grand Prize in this year’s International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries from 82 countries). People Look Around addresses the human toll and the divisive political landscape that arose in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Produced by Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Alastair Moock), Curtis & Entress focused on simple arrangements for Long Night Moon featuring strings and vintage instruments to create a soundscape with an often hushed quality that never overwhelms her sweet, strong voice. Recorded over several months, the songs on this record have a raw and organic quality that reflects Curtis’ live performance style. Curtis is joined by guitarists Kevin Barry (Paula Cole), Mark Erelli and John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter), bassist Mike Rivard (Jonatha Brooke), and drummer John Sands (Aimee Mann). Mary Chapin Carpenter makes a special appearance on the track Water and Stone.
Curtis’ richly textured voice continues to shine on this new body of work which addresses themes of waiting, questioning, & reconnecting. The songs on Long Night Moon were written at the time when Curtis first became a parent. "Becoming a parent has made me more aware of and invested in the world my children will inherit."November 2006
11.4.06 / Denver, CO / Swallow Hill: Daniel’s Hall
11.5.06 / Felton, CA / Don Quixotes
11.7.06 / Berkeley, CA / Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
11.8.06 / Berkeley, CA / Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
11.9.06 / Eugene, OR / WOW Hall
11.10.06 / Portland, OR / Alladin Theater
11.11.06 / Seattle, WA / Triple Door
11.18.06 / Lancaster, MA / Lancaster Coffeehouse
11.25.06 / Chicago, IL / Old Town School Of Folk Music
11.29.06 / Boulder, CO / house concert
11.30.06 / Fort Collins, CO / Sunset Events CenterDecember 2006
12.1.06 / Holladay, UT / Holladay United Church of Christ
12.2.06 / Montrose, CA / Lcabana at Sicily’s
12.3.06 / Mancos, CO / Millwood Junction Club
12.8.06 / Northampton, MA / Iron Horse
12.19.06 / Larchmont, NY / Watercolor Cafe
1.19.07 / Framingham, MA / unCommon Coffeehouse
Dale Ann Bradley Debut’s on the Bluegrass Charts
October 19, 2006
DALE ANN BRADLEY’S CATCH TOMORROW
DEBUTS AT #34
ON THE NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN BLUEGRASS CHART
"Dale Ann Bradley is one of the most gifted vocalists bluegrass and country music has ever heard. She is a dream." - ALISON KRAUSS
"Catch Tomorrow is a bright, bright moment for Dale Ann Bradley." - ABOUT.COM
"A brilliant third effort from one of modern bluegrass music’s finest talents."
- ALL MUSIC GUIDENASHVILLE,TN - OCTOBER 19, 2006
- Dale Ann Bradley’s third solo record, Catch Tomorrow, released October 10, 2006, has debuted at #34 on the Nielsen SoundScan bluegrass chart.
Bradley turned to GRAMMY award winning banjoist and Compass Records co-founder Alison Brown to produce Catch Tomorrow, her third solo outing and first with Compass. Sitting in with Bradley and Brown is an all-star cast of roots music’s finest including Jim Lauderdale, Tim O’Brien, Jeff White, and Steve Gulley (Mountain Heart). Stand out tracks include an exquisite gospel duet with Larry Sparks on Pass Me Not, a traditional country duet with Marty Raybon (Shenandoah) on Holding on to Nothing, and a collaboration with Irish super group Lunasa on When the Mists Come Again. She also delivers some hard driving bluegrass on the self-penned Run Rufus Run, Julia Belle, and the soon to be classic Rita Mae with the help of her past and current band mates including Michael Cleveland, Jesse Brock, and longtime co-writer Vicki Simmons.
"When you’ve got the desire to write and sing, it’s who you are, " Bradley says. That desire pulled Bradley from the hardscrabble life she knew as a teenager in rural eastern Kentucky all the way to a nod as Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year from the SPBGMA and to her current status as one of the most respected musicians in bluegrass. Along the way she lent her voice to the famed Renfro Valley Barn Dance and The New Coon Creek Girls, and saw her solo debut, East Kentucky Morning, chosen as an editor’s pick at Billboard. USA Today proclaims "...the angel voiced Bradley is one of the finest talents in bluegrass."
Dale Ann Bradley’s dreams for this record, and for her career, are about the connecting power of the music itself. "It’s important to express something long lasting. Music has the power to be a healing thing."
Bradley was honored this year with a 2006 IBMA nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year.