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Kim Richey announces new album ‘Edgeland’ on Yep Roc

January 9, 2018

Kim Richey to announce new album Edgeland
on 30th March on Yep Roc  

American Songwriter Premieres “Whistle On Occasion” feat. 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 on 30th March.

American Songwriter premiered “Whistle On Occasion,” featuring Chuck Prophet and described it as “a poetic and tender tune speaking of life’s simple pleasures.”

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.

The album is now available for pre-order.

UK tour dates supporting Gretchen Peters:
19 May – Stamford Corn Exchange, Stamford
20  May – The Stables, Milton Keynes
22  May – The Queens Hall, Edinburgh
23  May – The Sage, Gateshead
25  May – Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
26  May – The Atkinson, Southport
27  May – RNCM, Manchester
30  May – Leeds City Varieties, Leeds
31  May – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
02 June – St. George’s Hall, Bristol
03 June – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
12 June – St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
13 June – Cadogan Hall, London

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