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.”
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.
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