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Amelia's Mechanics Flies West: Colorado Tour Dates Announced

Amelia's Mechanics embarked on an extensive, inaugural spring tour performing from Florida to West Virginia immediately following the release of their debut album North, South. After taking a short break from touring in June, the band is excited to be back performing for fans this July and working on a new studio project this August.
Amelia's Mechanics debut album North, South is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon
Starting July 1st, Amelia's Mechanics will appear live on the 98.7 FM Simon morning show, the Fox 8 morning news, and the Fun Fourth Festival in the Triad area of North Carolina before flying west to Colorado to perform an extra string of tour dates in support of their debut album North, South produced by Jim Avett (father to the Avett Brothers.)
While in Colorado, the band will perform a special July 4th show at Quixote's True Blue in Denver, CO with regional favorite Oakhurst; will headline the D-Note in Arvada, CO on July 6th as part of the Colorado Music Business Association showcase; will perform with internationally touring bluegrass artist Steep Canyon Rangers (whose Deep in the Shade just moved back in to the Top 10 on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Charts) at Quixote's True Blue in Denver, CO on July 8th; and will be honored to perform as support to the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO on July 9.
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Upon returning east in mid-July, Amelia's Mechanics will perform with  Brooklyn-based Americana group Yarn at the Charleston Pour House on July 13th in Charleston, SC; will join JJ Grey & Mofro at the Pour House Music Hall on July 18th in Raleigh, NC; and Molly McGinn and Molly Miller (of Amelia's Mechanics) will perform a special acoustic set to headline a songwriter's showcase at the Old Social Club in Winston-Salem, NC on July 15. The band closes out July with a bang during "An Evening with Amelia's Mechanics" at the Founders Lawn of Guilford College on July 25th in Greensboro, NC as part of the Eastern Music Festival's Fringe Series.
This August, Amelia's Mechanics will head back in the studio with 3-time Grammy winner Steven Heller (producer of Doc Watson's Legacy and David Holt's Stellaluna) and Laurelyn Dossett (most notably the songwriter of "Anna Lee" which Levon Helm recorded on his Grammy-winning DirtFarmer album,) who was hired to assist the female songwriters with song cultivation and development. Pre-production work on the new studio project began about two months ago and a release date for this material  has not been announced.
AMELIA'S MECHANICS 2010: SUMMER TOUR DATES

SHOW DATE  -  VENUE  -  SHOW INFORMATION  -  CITY/ STATE  -  BUY TICKETS          
July 3 - Fun for the Fourth - 98.7 FM Simon Stage - Greensboro, NC - TICKETS
July 4 - Quixote's True Blue - with Oakhurst - Denver, CO - TICKETS
July 6 - D-Note - Colorado Music Business Showcase - Arvada, CO - TICKETS
July 8 - Quixote's True Blue - with Steep Canyon Rangers - Denver, CO -
TICKETS
July 9 - Boulder Theater - with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Boulder, CO - TICKETS
July 13 - Charleston Pour House - with Yarn - Charleston, SC - TICKETS
July 15 - Old Social Club - Songwriter's Showcase - Winston-Salem, NC - TICKETS
July 18 - Pour House Music Hall - with JJ Grey & Mofro - Raleigh, NC - TICKETS
July 25 - Eastern Music Festival - Guilford College Lawn - Greensboro, NC - TICKETS
Aug 14 - Swing Into Wyndham Championship - Festival - Jamestown, NC - TICKETS
Aug 28 - Jack of the Wood - An Evening With AMC - Asheville, NC - TICKETS

Amelia's Mechanics Announces Plans for New Album + Tour Dates

Amelia's Mechanics is fronted by Greensboro, NC singer-songwriter's Molly McGinn and Molly Miller and backed by a talented group of musicians out of Nashville, TN. Despite what the oil-and-iron name might suggest, the women of Amelia's Mechanics swap that toughness for a more urban, sophisticated take on Americana music, using luxuriating harmonies and classical swells to temper their lyrical frustrations with love and life. The instrumentation and vocal harmonies of Amelia's Mechanics result in a genre-busting sound best described as "vintage country with a moonshine concerto."
The band released their debut album "North, South," produced by Jim Avett (father, The Avett Brothers,) in February of 2010 to critical acclaim and embarked on an inaugural tour pleasing audiences from Florida to West Virginia. Select performances in May will feature support from guitarist Daryl Hance (guitarist, J.J. Grey & Mofro.)
Amelia's Mechanics will begin recording a follow-up album this summer in Asheville, NC at the wonderful Echo Mountain Studios (Smashing Pumpkins, The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses) with three-time Grammy-winner Steven Heller (producer, David Holt's Stellaluna, Doc Watson's Legacy) and fellow Greensboro, NC singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett (songwriter, Ana Lee) at the helm. A release date has not been set for the new album.
REMAINING PERFORMANCES - SPRING 2010:

Acoustic Coffeehouse - April 8 (Johnson City, TN)
Canyons - April 9 (Blowing Rock, NC)
Pisgah Brewing Co. - April 10 (Black Mountain, NC)
Five Spot - April 21 (Atlanta, GA)
Carrboro Arts Center - April 24 (Chapel Hill, NC)
Carolina Theatre - April 25 (Greensboro, NC)
Preservation Pub - April 28 (Knoxville, TN)
Garage - April 29 (Winston-Salem, NC)
Tipsy Teapot - April 30 (Greenville, NC)
MerleFest - May 2 (Wilkesboro, NC) - Molly McGinn PA
Purple Fiddle - May 5 (Petersberg, WV)
Ashland Coffee and Tea House - May 6 (Ashland, VA)
Center City Park - May 7 (Greensboro, NC)
Pour House Music Hall - May 12 (Raleigh, NC)
Stillwater Taproom - May 14 (Augusta, GA)
NC Potato Festival - May 15 (Elizabeth City, NC)
3rd & Lindsley -May 18 (Nashville, TN)
FemmeFest - May 22 (Charlotte, NC)
White Mule Music Pub - May 27 (Columbia, SC)
Home Team BBQ - May 28 (Charleston, SC)
Music in the Woods - May 29 (Paris Mnt. State Park)
Maguire Theater - June 3 (Elizabeth, City, NC)

Amelia’s Mechanics Tour Dates

Amelia's Mechanics hires Nashville-based drummer and percussionist Jamie Dick to perform with the band on select tour dates this spring. Dick has been performing live for over 15 years and most recently recorded with Rayna Gellert and Abigail Washburn on each of the artist's forthcoming albums.
Amelia's Mechanics is touring in support of their debut album "North, South" released earlier this year. The band's tour launches Thursday, March 11 in Raleigh, NC at the Pour House Music Hall and takes through North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia and is supported by the following radio stations: WDVX, WNCW, WUNC, WKNC, WUIN, WQFS, WXDU, WUSC, WUAG, WDWG, and WRMT.
Current 2010 Performance Schedule:
The Pour House Music Hall - March 11 - (Raleigh, NC)
The Whiskey - March 13 - (Wilmington, NC)
Home Team BBQ - March 18 - (Sullivan's Island, SC)
Coffee Underground - March 19 - (Greenville, SC)
White Mule Music Pub - March 20 (Columbia, SC)
The Basement - March 24 - (Nashville, TN)
MoDaddy's - March 25 - (Asheville, NC)
RA Fountain - March 26 - (Fountain, NC) 
Union Alley - March 27 - (Washington, NC)
The Broad Street Cafe - April 2 - (Durham, NC)
The Evening Muse - April 3 - (Charlotte, NC)
Acoustic Coffeehouse - April 8 - (Johnson City, TN)
The Canyons - April 9 - (Blowing Rock, NC)
Pisgah Brewing Co. - April 10 (Black Mountain, NC)
The Five Spot - April 22 - (Atlanta, GA)
Carrboro Arts Center - April 24 - (Chapel Hill, NC)
The Carolina Theater - April 25 - (Greensboro, NC)
Preservation Pub - April 28 - (Knoxville, TN)
The Garage - April 29 - (Winston-Salem, NC)
The Tipsy Teapot - April 30 - (Greenville, NC)
MerleFest - May 2 - (Wilkesboro, NC) - Molly McGinn PA
Purple Fiddle - May 5 - (Petersberg, WV)
Ashland Coffee and Tea House - May 6 - (Ashland, VA)
FemmeFest - May 22 - (Charlotte, NC)
Music in the Woods - May 29 - (Paris Mnt. State Park)
The Maguire Theater - June 3 - (Elizabeth, City, NC)
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:
Amelia’s Mechanics is an all-female, Americana music trio whose instrumentation and vocal harmonies traverse classical, country, and jazz genres resulting in a sound best described as vintage country with a moonshine concerto. The band, whose name, debut album title, and lyrics are inspired by the accomplishments of early aviatrix and aviators, explorers and pioneers, writes and sings about the mechanics underlying life’s triumphs and tragedies. Amelia's Mechanics is Molly Miller (Lead Guitar and Vocals,) Kasey Horton (Viola,) Molly McGinn (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals,) and Jamie Dick (Drums and Percussion.)