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Roman Candle: January Tour Dates with Alejandro Escovedo

Today Roman Candle announced new January tour dates in support of Alejandro Escovedo. The tour will take the Nashville-by-way-of-Chapel Hill band throughout the southeast, beginning January 15th at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and wrapping up January 23rd at Headliners in Louisville, KY.

Roman Candle's third album Oh Tall Tree in the Ear was released May 12th by Carnival Recording Company. Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus and Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, the smart, lyrical album is a loose meditation on the connection between music and longing, full of hooks and impassioned vocals (download album track "They Say" here). Oh Tall Tree... has been earning the band some of the best reviews of their young career, with USA Today declaring, "...These are simply witty, sturdily built and charming pop/rock tunes that owe their debt to Wilco, The Jayhawks, Ryan Adams, perhaps even My Morning Jacket. That's great company, and these songs should accompany you on summer road trips." Summer is over, but Roman Candle will continue to warm up and keep fans company on these winter dates...

Roman Candle tour dates with Alejandro Escovedo:

JAN. 15 ASHEVILLE, NC THE ORANGE PEEL

JAN. 16 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA JEWISH MOTHER

JAN. 17 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA JEFFERSON THEATRE

JAN. 19 KNOXVILLE, TN THE BIJOU

JAN. 21 BIRMINGHAM, AL WORKPLAY THEATER

JAN. 22 MEMPHIS, TN MINGLEWOOD HALL

JAN. 23 LOUISVILLE, KY HEADLINERS

At the core of Roman Candle are Skip (vocals, guitar), Logan (drums), and Timshel (Wurlitzer, Farfisa) Matheny - Skip and Logan are brothers; Skip and Timshel are married. Formed in Chapel Hill, NC, in 1998, the band released their debut album Says Pop on small indie Outlook in 2002 and quickly rose to prominence in the ever-burgeoning music scene of the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Triangle, even catching the eye of Rolling Stone, who deemed them Chapel Hill's "darling" band on the rise. Roman Candle re-tooled the songs on Says Pop with the help of producer Chris Stamey (Yo La Tengo, REM, Whiskeytown) to create The Wee Hours Revue, and after some unfortunate turmoil with another would-be label, the album was picked up and released by V2 Records, eventually landing at #38 on Paste's Best 100 Albums of 2006 list. Sadly, V2 folded in 2007, but the band continued working and wrote Oh Tall Tree in the Ear while staying with friends in the English countryside outside of London. Roman Candle began recording the album themselves at their family studio in Wilkesboro, NC, and finished the album with the help of producer Jason Lehning in their adopted hometown of Nashville, TN, after signing with Carnival Recording Company

Tom Russell: Blood and Candle Smoke Streets 9/15

Tom Russell has recorded 25 records and one DVD. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, Iris Dement, Ian Tyson, KD Lang, Suzy Bogguss, Ramblin´ Jack Elliott, Jeff Walker, Dave Van Ronk and other great artists.

Tom-RussellRussell credited, along with Dave Alvin, of inventing the Americana radio format with their Merle Haggard tribute 'Tulare Dust' in 1994. The Columbus Other wrote: 'Russell seems to have invented, and keeps re-inventing, American roots music...! He´s the strongest live performer we have seen in years.'

Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show four times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.

Russell was born in Los Angeles in 1953 and now makes his home on a 2.68 ''badland farm'' on the border of El Paso-Juarez. He graduated from the University of California with a Master´s Degree in Criminology and taught school in Nigeria during the Biafran war, befor re-locating to Vancouver to begin his musical career singing Hank Williams´ songs in skid row bars.

Tom Russell has published three books: a detective novel (in Scandinavia), a compendium of songwriting quotes with Sylvia Tyson (And Then I Wrote - Arsenal Press), and a book of letters with Charles Bukowski: (Tough Company: Mystery Island Press).

Russell is also an established painter represented by Yard Dog Folk Art in Austin and Marfa (www.yarddog.com) and Rainbow Man in Santa Fe (www.rainbowman.com)

russellIn 2008 Shout Factory released 'Veteran`s Day', a double disc Anthology with 37 songs, which were remastered, from Tom`s entire recording career. Guest artists included Dave Alvin, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, Ian Tyson, and many more. There are also two unreleased songs included, and a twenty page booklet. In 2009 Tom co-produced, and was a featured guest, on the critically acclaimed Gretchen Peters record One To The Heart, One To The Head which included Tom`s song "Guadalupe" and songs by Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt. Tom`s new Shout Factory record Blood and Candle Smoke is scheduled for a September 15, 2009 release.

Robert Hunter, the Grateful Dead lyricist and co-writer on Dylan's latest, said, "Excellent record in all respects. Lyrics are jewels, arrangements deeply tasteful, vocals superb." Robert first met Tom in the latter's New York cab in 1983 and the two became friends. (Things happen to Tom that just don't happen to anyone else.) 

Here is an mp3 from Tom's newest album:  {play}images/mp3/santa_ana_wind.mp3{/play}

Upcoming Tour Dates:

 Month             City                                  Country


 Sep 18, 2009 Cowboy Train

 Sep 18, 2009 Albuquerque, NM

 Sep 19, 2009 Durango, CO

 Sep 30, 2009 Cambridge (Boston), MA

 Oct 2009
 Oct 01, 2009 The Late Show with David Letterman, NYC

 Oct 02, 2009 Piermont, NY

 Oct 03, 2009 New York, NY

 Oct 04, 2009 Washington, DC

 Oct 06, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA

 Oct 07, 2009 Cleveland, OH

 Oct 08, 2009 Columbus, OH

 Oct 09, 2009 Ann Arbor, MI

 Oct 10, 2009 Chicago, IL

 Oct 11, 2009 Fairfield, Iowa

 Oct 13, 2009 Columbia, MO

 Oct 14, 2009 Kansas City, MO

 Oct 15, 2009 Springfield, IL

 Oct 16, 2009 St. Louis, MO

 Oct 17, 2009 Mt. Olive, IL

 Nov 2009
 Nov 04, 2009 Phoenix, AZ

 Nov 05, 2009 Tucson, AZ

 Nov 06, 2009 Pinos Altos, NM (near Silver City)

 Nov 07, 2009 Las Cruces, NM

 Nov 08, 2009 Santa Fe, NM

 Nov 10, 2009 Fort Worth, TX

 Nov 11, 2009 Dallas, TX

 Nov 12, 2009 Austin, TX

 Nov 13, 2009 Fischer, TX

 Nov 14, 2009 Houston, TX

 Nov 15, 2009 San Antonio, TX

 Dec 2009
 Dec 04, 2009 San Diego, CA

 Dec 05, 2009 Santa Monica, CA

 Dec 06, 2009 Ojai, CA

 Dec 07, 2009 Visalia, CA

 Dec 09, 2009 Felton, CA

 Dec 10, 2009 Redwood City, CA

 Dec 11, 2009 Berkeley, CA

 Dec 12, 2009 Winters, CA

 Dec 13, 2009 Sparks (Reno), NV

 Dec 14, 2009 Sparks (Reno), NV

 Dec 15, 2009 Portland, OR

 Dec 16, 2009 Seattle, WA

 Jan 2010
 Jan 15, 2010 Bristol, UK

 Jan 16, 2010 Farncombe (Surrey) , UK

 Jan 17, 2010 York, UK

 Jan 19, 2010 Southport, UK

 Jan 20, 2010 Glasgow, UK

 Jan 21, 2010 Glasgow, UK

 Jan 22, 2010 Barton-upon-Humber (North Lincolnshire), UK

 Jan 23, 2010 Bury, UK

 Jan 24, 2010 Gateshead, UK

 Jan 25, 2010 Norwich, UK

 Jan 26, 2010 Leicester, UK

 Jan 27, 2010 London, UK

 Jan 28, 2010 Belfast, UK

 Jan 29, 2010 Dublin, Ireland

 Jan 30, 2010 Roscrae, Ireland

 Jan 31, 2010 Galway City, IE

 Feb 2010
 Feb 01, 2010 Norway

 Feb 02, 2010 Norway

 Feb 03, 2010 Norway

 Feb 04, 2010 Norway

 Feb 05, 2010 Norway

 Feb 06, 2010 Norway

 Feb 07, 2010 Norway

 Apr 2010
 Apr 12, 2010 Toronto, Canada

 Apr 14, 2010 Calgary, Canada

 Apr 15, 2010 Calgary, Canada

 Apr 16, 2010 Edmonton, Canada

 Apr 17, 2010 Calgary, Canada