Amy Annelle and Ralph White head West.
By Austin Powell, 11:55AM, Wed. Aug. 22, 2007
Amy Annelle, aka the Places, and Ralph White are true kindred spirits, musical nomads whose bodies of work seem to yearn for the same pastoral past. The two are set to venture West, accentuating each other’s work in the best way they know how: Annelle with a 1933 Gibson L-00 guitar and White with an assortment of accordions, banjos, and fiddles.
Most of the dates, listed after the jump, are in support of revered folkie Michael Hurley, who is set to release The Ancestral Swamp on Devendra Banhart's Gnomonsong label. Hurley contributed harmony to Annelle's version of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonely I Could Cry," one of the bonus tracks on the Places’ hauntingly beautiful, Fawns with Fangs: Selections from the Dark Heart of the Thicket. Recorded in various parts of Colorado, New Jersey, Oregon, and Texas, and released in 2005, the album transforms the works of Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan, among others, into enchanted lullabies.
There's no telling where these two will wander off, but both are scheduled to resurface in Austin September 27 at Lovejoys.
8/25 Beartree Tavern - Centennial, WY
8/26 Swing Station - LaPorte, CO
8/28 Sliding Door Gallery – Denver, CO
8/31 Burt’s Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
9/3 Tractor Tavern - Ballard, WA
9/5 Fort George Tavern - Astoria, OR
9/6 Laurel Thirst - Portland, OR
9/8 Delta of Venus - Davis, CA
9/11 Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA
9/12 Rhythm - Nevada City, CA
The Places' cover of Hurley's "Just a Bum."