Mark your calendars, boys and girls, for THE tour that will heat up your summer: Justin Townes Earle is joining Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine (f/ the beautiful, gorgeous, amazing Gillian Welch), and The Felice Brothers for a handful of very special performances. Now that's an economic stimulus plan!
Here's the gist:
"Born out of a deep running comradery built on countless tours and ties between a host of excellent musicians comes THE BIG SURPRISE TOUR, a traveling show of epic collaboration and good times. Shows will be composed of two 90-minute sets broken up by an intermission. In a free form ramshackle flow the bands and artists will share the stage, taking part in each other's songs, resurrecting old standards, and playing newly written collaborative material as they go. Each evening is sure to be a unique experience as they all put their many combined years of musicianship and knowledge of song-craft and American music into play for these sessions ... Borrowing from the title of a Felice Brothers track, THE BIG SURPRISE TOUR will live up to its namesake."
The tour dates:
04 — Hampton Beach, NH @ Casino Ballroom
05 — Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
06 — New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
07 — Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
09 — Charlottesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion
10 — Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
12 — Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park
13 — Nashville, TN @ Riverfront Park
14 — Knoxville, TN @ World's Fair Park