Trixie Whitley wrapped up the first leg of her first headlining tour of the USA with a spellbinding sold-out performance at New York's Mercury Lounge this past Wednesday. After spending Thanksgiving weekend participating in the All-Star tribute to The Last Waltzstaged in San Francisco, CA, at the Warfield, she's about to continue her tour with a handful of select dates on the West Coast, including a few supporting Justin Townes Earle. She has also confirmed a festival in the Netherlands and her first European tour in support of her debut record, Fourth Corner, from February through March 2013. The upcoming West Coast dates begin this Saturday, December 1 in Los Angeles, CA, and end on the 15th in Salt Lake City, UT. The complete list of dates is below.
Belgian photographer/videographer Anton Coene has constructed a beautiful, moving video clip for the powerful "Breathe You In My Dreams," the first song from Fourth Corner. The video matches the intensity and passion of the song by juxtaposing Whitley recording the song in the studio and stark, barren landscapes.
Whitley will release Fourth Corner on January 29, 2013, in the United States on Strong Blood Records. It will be released two weeks later in Europe on February 11. Fourth Corner was recorded in New York with producer/keyboardist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman, who's also worked with Glen Hansard, Antony and the Johnsons, Grizzly Bear and the National), engineer Pat Dillett (David Byrne, St. Vincent, Mary J. Blige), with string arrangements by Rob Moose (Antony, Bon Iver).
Whitley burst into public consciousness in 2011 as the lead singer of Black Dub, super-producer Daniel Lanois' (U2, Bob Dylan) project, blowing people away with a voice and presence beyond her now-25 years. She has lived a nomadic life: born in Belgium, she split her time growing up there and in New York but also frequently visiting family in France, Texas, and Mexico. Her mother came from an artistic European gypsy family, filled with musicians, painters, writers, and sculptures, while her father, renowned singer-songwriter Chris Whitley, thrust her into the world of music as a toddler when she joined him onstage in Germany at age three.
Complete tour dates are below:
1 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
5 - San Francisco, CA - Communion at Brick and Mortar
8 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
9 - Seattle, WA - The Barboza
11 - Santa Barbara, CA - SoHo - with Justin Townes Earle
12 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up - with Justin Townes Earle
13 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom - with Justin Townes Earle
15 - Salt Lake City, UT - UT State Room - with Justin Townes Earle
9 - 11 - Groningen, NL - Eurosonic Festival
21 - Gent, BE - Handelsbeurs
22 - Koln, GE - Studio 672
23 - Breda, NL - Mezz
25 - Berlin, GE - Postbanhof
27 - Copenhagen, DE - Ideal Bar
28 - Hamburg, GE - Prinzenbar
1 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
3 - Munich, GE - Kranhalle
4 - Vienna, AU - Stadtsaal
5 - Frankfurt, GE - Gibson Club
7 - London, UK - Borderline
9 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique