After years of songwriting, producing and honing her musical DNA, singer-songwriter Jackie McLean shares the Roan Yellowthorn EP, available today. The piano pop powerhouse and daughter of famed "American Pie" song man Don McLean cements the launch of her solo career with a US tour announcement, starting with her first-ever New York City showcase at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1) on Saturday, April 9 @ 7pm.
Under the carefully crafted moniker Roan Yellowthorn, McLean is boldly sharing a poignant labor of love and confessions on romance, addiction, spirituality and more that she's kept close to the vest for years. Recorded at upstate NY's Nada Studios with husband and co-producer Shawn Strack, the EP reflects a diverse palette of influences, from folk and country to Americana and indie and offers narratives that could jump off the page.
Listen to the Roan Yellowthorn EP
Roan is more than an emerging voice - she's also an established author, having penned a novel and book of poetry. Her extensive studies in literature and history, along with newfound motherhood, inspired her bright and honest debut effort that's reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Regina Spektor and bears a recognizable -- and almost uncanny -- vocal resemblance to her musician father.
Roan will perform the entirety of her self-titled EP for the first time in New York City at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 1) on April 9 at 7pm. See below for a list of confirmed dates throughout spring and summer 2016.
Roan Yellowthorn Spring 2016 Tour Dates:
Apr 09 -- New York, NY -- Rockwood Music Hall Release Show (Stage 1, 7pm)
Apr 16 -- Montpelier, VT -- Bagitos
May 26 -- Winooski, VT -- Monkey House
Jun 11 -- Calais, VT -- Whammy Bar
Jul 02 -- New York, NY -- Leftfield on Ludlow
Aug 06 -- Rockland, ME -- Lobster Festival
Aug 09 -- North Haven, ME -- Waterman's Theater
Aug 20 -- Burlington, VT -- Nectar's Music Hall