MEG BAIRD Announces European tour with Kevin Morby

August 21, 2016



Announces European tour with Kevin Morby

Don’t Weigh Down the Light is out now via Wichita Recordings

Having released her album Don’t Weigh Down the Light to much acclaim in Summer 2014, MEG BAIRD has been confirmed as special guest to rising-star KEVIN MORBY for his European tour in November, including a performance at Islington Assembly Hall in London… Dates/info below:
Tuesday 8th November – Islington Assembly Hall, London (UK) tickets

Friday 11th November – Le Trabendo, Paris, France tickets

Saturday 12th November – Blue Shell, Köln, Germany tickets

Sunday 13th November – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany tickets

Monday 14th November – Strom, Munich, Germany tickets

Tuesday 15th November – Bad Bonn, Dudingen, Switzerland tickets

Wednesday 16th November – L’Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France tickets

Thursday 17th November – La Chabada, Angers, France tickets

Friday 18th November – Stereolux, Nantes, France tickets

Saturday 19th November – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France tickets

Sunday 20th November – La Sirene, La Rochelle, France tickets

Monday 21st November – La Paloma, Nimes, France tickets

Tuesday 22nd November – Apolo La Dos, Barcelona, Spain tickets

Thursday 24th November – Cafe Berlin, Madrid, Spain tickets

Critical acclaim for Don’t Weigh Down the Light, released Summer 2015 on Wichita Recordings:
“The once and future queen of psych-folk returns… Baird’s music remains gorgeous, harbouring a kind of still magic.”
Uncut – 8/10
“A transfusion of gorgeous, non-stop melody that rustles the air like an Appalachian mountain breeze… All 11 tracks are evocative and addictive. This is a diamond without a flaw.”
Record Collector – 5 Stars *****
“Stepping into Meg Baird’s world is like being lost in a medieval forest, a surreal place where anciant English ballads are sweetened and deepened with Appalachian mountain dulcimer and Laurel Canyon guitar.”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****
“Her third album is bound to send folk lovers drifting deep into mystic this summer… A tie-dyed treat.”
The Telegraph – 4 Stars****
“A lusher and more expansive affair than either of its two predecessors… Gorgeous opener ‘Counterfeiters’ sets a high bar which Baird effortlessly matches time and again such as on the exquisite ‘I Don’t Mind’ and ‘Back To You’… This is a strong affirmation of the Baird songcraft that has been well worth the wait.”
Shindig – 4 Stars ****
“A beautifully emotive listen, steeped in convention whilst eliciting a contemporary narrative and tone.”
DIY – 4 Stars ****
“On the surface it may be a gentle and breathy piece of Sandy Denny inspired folk, but throughout its eleven tracks there’s a more electric (and more eclectic) underbelly. Snaking guitar solos abound in the style of Kurt Vile, while elsewhere a laid back, Real Estate dreaminess breezes through the more typical folk influences… Simple in its beauty, but with much to rediscover on subsequent listens.”
Loud & Quiet – 8/10
“Delicate finger-picking nuzzles fuzzy guitar solos like prime Pentangle, while Baird’s voice, high and crystalline, sounds as if it’s coming from deep in a forest.”
NME – 7/10
“Baird is on fantastic form with songs that kiss folk’s touchstones – Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Shirley Collins – and twist themselves around an idea… Soul-searching stuff.”
“There are exquisite things here – the Marquee Moon untethering of Back To You and the finely calibrated whirl of Good Directions…”
Q – 3 Stars ***
“Calm and atmospheric, Baird’s light, almost impressionistic style augmented by additional guitars and a little unobtrusive percussion,”
The Observer
“Baird’s mixture of history-steeped elements keeps her songs from being tethered to any given time period, which makes them apt vehicles for words about relationships fraught with uncertainty.”


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