Two acts will play
together in more ways than one.
By Blurt Staff
Brooklyn-based folkies Ollabelle and ex-pat singer-songwriter
Richard Shindell will unite for an East Coast tour in November. They’re not
just touring together: On the six-date tour, which his New York, Virginia, Maryland
and Pennsylvania, they’ll play together onstage, on one another’s songs as well
as surprise covers. Dates:
November 12 Le Poisson Rouge (New York City, NY)
November 13 The Barns at Wolftrap (Vienna, VA)
November 14 Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown, NY)
November 19 The Ram’s Head (Annapolis, MD)
November 20 World Café Live (Philadelphia, PA)
November 22 IMAC Theater(Huntington, NY)
ABOUT RICHARD SHINDELL:
An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose six studio
albums and one live recording have been revered by critics and fans alike.
Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell’s songs weave tales
that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax
empathetic to those lost to society’s fringes. He is also recognized for his
astonishing collection of cover songs, South of Delia, and his participation in
the multi-artist project Cry Cry Cry.
Ollabelle was formed in the East Village as a weekly gospel
jam session. Since recording their debut album in 2004, the band has toured the
world with their incredible blend of roots music and gospel, sharing stages
with everyone from Diana Krall to Alison Krauss to Donald Fagen and Levon Helm.
Their latest release, Before This Time (Yep Roc), is a live recording that showcases the bands interpretive skills at
their most powerful.