Vic Chesnutt/Elf Power on Tour



collaborative record on the road


By Mandy Rodgers



Released on Orange Twin Records this week, Dark Developments is Vic Chesnutt’s new
album featuring Elf Power: Andrew Rieger, Jimmy Hughes, Derek Almstead, Eric
Harris and Laura Carter. Recorded in Chesnutt’s attic studio by Chesnutt and
Almstead, the album possesses an intimate feeling and mixing of Chesnutt and
Elf Power’s musical mainstays, including Carter’s improvising with an accordion
and Hughes and Rieger’s subtle guitar playing. Dark Developments is also Josh Lott’s final appearance as a member
of Elf Power.



The track list creates a range of emotions from Chesnutt’s
past and present with eclectic titles like “Stop the Horse,” “The Mad Passion
of The Stoic,” “Mystery” and “Teddy Bear.”



According to the label, “it’s that friction extant between
Chesnutt’s shadowy worldview and the inventive bounce and bray of Elf Power’s
euphonious intra-band chemistry that buoys Dark
, provides its freshness, and makes for rewarding and repeated



Both reigning from Athens,
Chesnutt and Elf Power are touring cities together this fall. Elf Power will
open the shows with songs from its previous record In a Cave and then join Chesnutt to perform songs from the newest



Tour Dates:


10/29 Oxford,
MS Proud Larry’s

10/30 New Orleans,
LA One Eyed Jack’s

11/01 Dallas,
TX Club Dada

11/02 Denton,
TX Rubber Gloves

11/03 Austin, TX The Parish

11/05 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe
Brewing Company

11/07 Tucson,
AZ Club Congress

11/08 Phoenix,
AZ Modified

11/09 San Diego,
CA Casbah

11/10 Los Angeles,
CA Echoplex

11/11 San Francisco,
CA Bottom of the Hill

11/12 Sacramento,
CA Blue Lamp

11/13 Eugene,
OR Sam Bond’s Garage

11/16 Seattle,
WA Chop Suey

11/17 Boise,
ID Neurolux

11/18 Salt Lake
City, UT
Kilby Court

11/19 Denver,
CO Hi Dive

11/21 Lawrence,
KS Jackpot Saloon





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