Mirah Sets Spring Tour

 

March-April trek kicks
off at SXSW.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Mirah lives in Portland,
Oregon, where she works as a
songwriter, performer and producer.  In a
constant search to expand her tender repertoire of American folk songs into a
larger context, her recordings seek to find the magical amity between explorative
percussion, orchestral sounds and elements of rock and popular music.  She has been involved with the K Record label
since 1999, touring internationally and producing a steady stream of
albums.  As previously announced, her new
album (a)spera, a soundtrack for the
voyage of our entwined destinies, is slated for release on March 10.

 

 

Again teaming up with Phil Elverum [The Microphones, Mt.
Eerie] for three of the 10 tracks, she also enlisted the engineering prowess of
fellow Portlanders Tucker Martine [The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Laura
Veirs] and Adam Selzer [Norfolk and Western, M. Ward] to complete this
beautiful voyage. Featured musicians include Chris Funk [of The Decemberists],
Tara Jane O’Neil and Lori Goldston.

 

 

The album holds many surprises within its undulating
reverie. String sections shimmer in the opening track “Generosity” and in the
impeccable “Education,” a relentless fist pounds against a soundboard in the
darkly powerful “The World Is Falling Apart.” “Shells” offers a breathtaking
vantage of Kane Mathis masterful playing of the mandinka kora, a street party
emerges in full swing from the galaxy of Mirah¹s heart in “The Country of the
Future,” unexpected turns are taken in “The Forest,” horns burst forth as
quickly as they retreat back into the starscape on “The River.” Kalimba, hurdy
gurdy, bongos, horns, instruments for all worlds, all times.

 

 

(a)spera the
album, as well as the Latin from which it takes its name, is hopes and
difficulties linked inseparably, as we all are.

 

 

03.19 – Austin,
TX @ Flamingo Cantina [Team
Clermont Day Show]

03.20 – Austin,
TX @ KVRX Day Show

03.20 – Austin,
TX @ Antone’s [Billions Showcase]

04.01 – Anacortes,
WA @ Department Of Safety

04.02 – Seattle,
WA @ The Vera Project

04.03 – Vancouver,
BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret

04.04 – Portland,
OR @ Aladdin Theater

04.07 – San
Francisco, CA @
Bimbo’s 365 Club

04.08 – Santa
Barbara, CA @ Soho
Restaurant and Music Club

04.09 – Los Angeles,
CA @ The Echo

04.10 – Phoenix,
AZ @ Modified

04.11 – Albuquerque,
NM @ Launchpad

04.12 – Denver,
CO @ Hi Dive

04.14 – Salt Lake
City, UT @ Kilby Court

04.15 – Boise,
ID @ Neurolux

 

 

 

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