SINGER-SONGWRITER CHARLIE FAYE WELCOMES 2010 WITH AMBITIOUS TEN-MONTH, TEN-CITY TOUR “TRAVELS WITH CHARLIE”
ADVENTUROUS ARTIST TO LIVE IN EACH CITY FOR ONE MONTH, ESTABLISHING NEW BAND AT EVERY STOP TOUR SUPPORTS RECENTLY RELEASED ALBUM WILSON ST. “An accomplished Austin singer-songwriter associated with the upgraded Americana line.”—Austin 360
Austin-based singer-songwriter Charlie Faye is set to embark on “Travels With Charlie,” an ambitious ten-city tour, during which the artist will spend one month in every city, establishing a temporary home in each location along the way. Embodying Charlie Faye’s adventurous spirit, the tour will enable the artist to become a part of the local community, set up residencies, form a new band in each city and ultimately record a song with the band before leaving for the next stop. The tour supports Charlie Faye’s recent album Wilson St. and begins this month in Tucson, AZ with future stops in Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; Boulder, CO; New Orleans, LA and Milwaukee, WI. Please see reverse for complete tour details.
Wilson St. is aptly named for the hallowed South Austin street that is home to a cluster of cottages which, for decades, have served as a sanctuary to some of Austin’s most accomplished musicians and songwriters. Charlie Faye has long embraced a strong sense of community, and when local condo developers threatened to tear down the Wilson Street cottages, the artist single-handedly fought back and devised a plan to successfully save the beloved enclave—earning a front-page piece in the Austin American Statesman. Charlie Faye will bring this mindset to her tour, where she will aim to “teach something and learn something” in each community, fully immersing herself in the local culture. She will teach guitar workshops for women in each city and take various jobs, including working with a family producing raw food snacks in Boulder, CO, assisting a program director at a radio station in Milwaukee, WI and apprenticing with a craftsman in Marshall, NC. Wilson St. displays the artist’s penchant for capturing stories of real lives and real places and the tour naturally complements this capability.
Charlie Faye first made a name for herself in her hometown of New York playing with her band the Jerks before playing and touring with Dan Zanes and Friends. Of the new tour, she says, “Rather than spending one night in each town, I thought ‘what if I were to spend a month in each place’? I could tour regionally out of each town, but actually get to spend time in a place and get to know it and the people who live there. I could create ten homes along the way.”
Recently released on Austin-based Wine & Nut Records, Wilson St. was produced by Mark Hallman at Congress House Studio. Charlie Faye (guitar, lead vocals) is joined on the record by Will Sexton (bass, guitars, background vocals), David Holt (guitar) and Rick Richards (drums).
“TRAVELS WITH CHARLIE” TOUR DATES
January 16 TBD Tucson, AZ January 23 Hotel Congress Tucson, AZ January 26 Plush Tucson, AZ January 27 Yucca Tap Room Tempe, AZ January 29 Hot Licks Bisbee, AZ January 30 Club Congress Tucson, AZ February 6 Cinema Bar Los Angeles, CA February 13 Cinema Bar Los Angeles, CA February 15 Antone’s Nightclub Austin, TX February 19 Folk Alliance International Memphis, TN February 20 Folk Alliance International Memphis, TN February 27 Cinema Bar Los Angeles, CA March 12 Conor Byrne’s Seattle, WA March 13 Sirens Port Townsend, WA March 17 Maria’s Taco Express Austin, TX March 20 Unofficial SXSW – Brooklyn Country Cookout Austin, TX March 20 Freebirds Austin, TX March 20 Flipnotics Austin, TX March 29 Alberta St. Pub Portland, OR April 11 Laughing Goat Boulder, CO April 23 Laughing Goat Boulder, CO April 30 Laughing Goat Boulder, CO May TBD New Orleans, LA June TBD New York, NY/Austin, TX July TBD Milwaukee, WI August TBD Marshall, NC September TBD Nashville, TN October TBD Northampton, MA