Amy Ray releases a new single this week titled "Chuck Will's Widow," her 3rd in a series of solo singles released this past year. "Chuck Will's Widow" is available on all digital service providers on today and features guests Michelle Malone and The War and Treaty. The song, inspired by the mournful calls of the nightbird, resonated with Amy, a confessed night owl and premiered this week on Folk Alley. They write: "The sparse opening ripples out into an exuberant and jubilant wave of sound as pedal steel, dobro, guitar, mandolin, and accordion circle around one another as Michelle Malone and the War and Treaty move the song onto a higher plane with their glorious harmonies."
LISTEN TO "CHUCK WILL'S WIDOW HERE
Following the release, the Amy Ray Band is hitting the road for a few summer shows in the southeastern US during Amy's short break from Indigo Girls’ touring.
“I just wanted to get out and play some of our new songs, continue our thread, and have fun," Amy says of the dates. "Hopefully this will inspire some more songwriting. We really want get back into the studio in December 2021 and record together, ya know, live in person. This band thrives on being together in both a live and a studio setting. I want to get enough songs recorded to release a vinyl LP."
Amy called on a couple of artists she loves to join her on these dates, with S.G. Goodman and Daphne Willis announced as support for the Durham and Asheville, NC shows.
“Most exciting to me is who is gonna be playing support for these shows!" she says. "S.G. Goodman is going to be our special guest at Motorco in Durham, NC. I have been listening to her recent record for a while and I am so psyched to get to see her play! AND I just got turned onto the music of Daphne Willis and she will be opening our show in Asheville, NC at Salvage Station! We start our little run of shows with a super fun free festival in Brookhaven (Atlanta) on July 30th —- fingers crossed I will get to see Rick Springfield play ‘Jesse’s Girl.'"
AMY RAY BAND TOUR DATES
7.30.21-Atlanta, GA- Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Summer Block Party-FREE
7.31.21-Durham, NC-Live in the Lot at Motorco Music Hall with special Guest, S.G. Goodman
8.01.21-Asheville, NC-Salvage Station with special Guest, Daphne Willis