It has been since 2004 that Grace of the Sun was released. Now, Richie Havens is at it again, making finishing touches on his 27th album. Recorded last month at Sear Sound Recording in NYC, Nobody Left to Crown will be released in Europe this fall on Polydor Records. The U.S. release date and label imprint will be announced soon. Special guests on Nobody Left to Crown include Derek Trucks and Harry Manx. For more information regarding Richie's new album release, visit Brightcove.tv
Richie Havens first emerged from New York City's Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 60's, and in 1969 inspired and electrified an audience of over half a million with his legendary three hour opening performance at Woodstock.
Four decades later Richie Havens remains one of the most recognizable voices and universal lyricists in popular music. A truly timeless performer, and a man before his time, today this Brooklyn Native celebrates the reissue of two album classics (Stonehenge and Wishing Well) by Sony RED.
Haven's recently released his 26th album, Grace of the Sun, on his own Stormy Forest record label. A testament to Havens' continued evolution as an artist, Grace of the Sun is being hailed as one of his most worldly and relevant albums to date. Billboard says, "…this acoustic soul giant truly seems to be getting more inspiring and graceful with age," and Guitar Player echoes, "…as vibrant and purposeful as ever."
Richie Havens' live performance is as captivating as always; a passionate and inspiring display of timelessness and spirit. His concerts include music from Grace of the Sun as well as a broad selection of songs from his extensive repertoire. On a side note, Richie's 1981 hit "Going Back to My Roots" has hit dance floors in the form of a cool Afro-beat remix by celebrated remixer/producer and club DJ Danny Krivit.
The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:
November 09 Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara CA
November 10 Napa Valley Opera House Napa CA
November 11 Van Duzer Theatre Arcata CA
November 17 The Birchmere Alexandria VA
November 23 Towne Crier Cafe Pawling NY
November 24 Sanctuary Concerts Chatham NJ
November 26 8th Annual "Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square New York NY
December 01 Tupelo Music Hall Londonberry NH
December 02 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
December 07 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River MA
December 08 The Eighth Step at Proctors Schenectady NY
December 13 Boulder Theater Boulder CO
December 14 Sheridan Opera House Telluride CO
December 15 Fort Lewis College Community Durango CO
December 16 Wheeler Opera House Aspen CO
January 05 El Campanil Antioch CA
January 19 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield CT
January 26 Al. Ringling Theatre Baraboo WI
January 29 Riverside Theatre Vero Beach FL
February 08 McClohon Theatre Charlotte NC
February 09 The Melting Point Athens GA
March 27 Massillon Museum Massillion OH
March 28 Stuart's Opera House Nelsonville OH
March 29 Holland Theatre Bellefontaine OH
March 30 The Kent Stage Kent OH
More dates to be announced soon.