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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-olivia-chaney-punch-brothers-cambridge-folk-festival-2015-08-03
    August 03, 2015|0 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, and Olivia Chaney all performed at the Cambridge Folk Festival this weekend, and judging by the Guardian review, all went well, to say the least. "Giddens was a revelation" and "Chaney showed how it should be sung," says the Guardian's Robin Denselow of their Saturday sets, and "the finest performance of the night came from one of the most inventive acoustic bands on the planet," says Denselow of Punch Brothers' "magnificent" Sunday set. Giddens and Chaney also performed for BBC Radio 2's coverage from Cambridge, which can be heard at bbc.co.uk. What's more, Giddens and Punch Brothers double bill at Scotland's Southern Fried Festival on Friday earns five stars from both the Scotsman and the Herald Scotland.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/olivia-chaney-adds-us-tour-dates-decemberists-special-guest-2015-06-10
    June 10, 2015|0 comments

    Olivia Chaney, who is currently touring North America with music from her debut album, The Longest River, will return to the States this September for a few dates as special guest of The Decemberists: Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, and Overture Hall in Madison. Tickets are on sale now. The current tour continues with stops in Toronto, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison and more in the coming days, culminating at Joe's Pub in New York City on June 25. She performs at the Glastonbury Festival on June 28.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-olivia-chaney-performs-wnyc-soundcheck-2015-06-08
    June 08, 2015|1 comments

    Olivia Chaney, who is currently touring North America, recently stopped by WNYC in New York City to perform four songs from her debut album, The Longest River, on Soundcheck—"Swimming in the Longest River," "Kings Horses," "Waxwing," and "Cassiopeia"—and talk with host John Schaefer, who notes her "strikingly pure vocal tone." You can hear the show here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/olivia-chaney-north-american-tour-2015-06-02
    June 02, 2015|0 comments

    Olivia Chaney kicks off a three-week North American tour featuring music from her debut album, The Longest River, at Roulette in Brooklyn on Wednesday, culminating in a return to NYC for a show at Joe's Pub on June 25. "With an earthiness to her expressive soprano, Chaney is bringing the grand tradition of British folk music into the 21st century," says the New Yorker. "Baez, Collins, Mitchell, Marling," exclaims PopMatters; "the debut folk album by Olivia Chaney shows that she belongs in this company. It's pretty much perfect."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/olivia-chaney-debut-album-longest-river-out-now-2015-04-28
    April 28, 2015|0 comments

    Olivia Chaney's debut album, The Longest River, is out today. The Sunday Times of London calls it "a mesmerising debut." It earns four stars from MOJO; Observer, which calls it "an enchanting, stately creation"; and Irish Times, which says it's "a beautiful job of work ... a hugely rewarding listen." The Arts Desk exclaims: "Chaney’s voice has a remarkable clarity and purity, a lyrical and emotional strength that puts her up among the best—of her generation or those who came before." Chaney performs on BBC Radio 3's In Tune today and will tour the UK in May and North America in June.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-olivia-chaney-debut-album-longest-river-streaming-full-advance-2015-04-23
    April 23, 2015|0 comments

    London-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney's debut album, The Longest River, is due out next week on Nonesuch Records. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full till then at The Bluegrass Situation, and, for folks in Australia, at Rhythms. "She's already garnering mounds of praise," says The Bluegrass Situation. "Riding through The Longest River, listeners will hear why ... From Baroque folk to Norwegian jazz, Chaney's River is both wide and deep." Chaney tours the UK in May and North America in June.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/olivia-chaney-tour-north-america-uk-april-28-debut-album-longest-river-2015-04-16
    April 16, 2015|0 comments

    Olivia Chaney, whose debut album, The Longest River, is due out April 28, will perform a number of shows celebrating the release in the United Kingdom in May, in Manchester, Edinburgh, and London, before heading to North America for a three-week tour starting in Washington, DC, on June 4 and culminating in New York City on June 25. During a recent visit to the States, Chaney stopped by The Living Room in Brooklyn—a stop on her upcoming tour—to perform "Imperfections" for a new video, which you can watch here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/cambridge-folk-festival-line-up-punch-brothers-rhiannon-giddens-olivia-chaney-2015-03-19
    March 19, 2015|0 comments

    The line-up for the 2015 Cambridge Folk Festival has been expanded, and among the newly announced performers at this year's festival are Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, and Olivia Chaney. The four-day festival takes place at Cherry Hinton Hall in Cambridge, England, and runs from July 30 to August 2. Tickets are on sale now.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-releases-olivia-chaney-debut-album-longest-river-april-28-2015-03-10
    March 10, 2015|1 comments

    Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney makes her album debut with The Longest River, available April 28 on Nonesuch Records. On the album, Chaney balances her original compositions with a selection of covers she has newly arranged that illustrate the broad sweep of her taste, from jazz to Purcell to folk. "Her voice holds the purity, tension, dignity and sorrow of a heritage full of songs about lost love and cruel fate," says the New York Times. "Ms. Chaney is thoroughly grounded in the past, from medieval music to [Joni] Mitchell. But in her quiet way, she’s radical." The Longest River is available to pre-order with an instant download of the album tracks "Imperfections" and "The King's Horses."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/new-olivia-chaney-song-kings-horses-premieres-bluegrass-situation-2015-01-30
    January 30, 2015|0 comments

    Olivia Chaney has unveiled a second track, "The King's Horses," from her forthcoming Nonesuch Records debut album. "As the clock inevitably hurls itself into the future," says The Bluegrass Situation, which premiered the track, "this moment right here is a nice respite from the craziness of modern life." You can hear the song here. Chaney performs in select North American cities starting next week.

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