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  • November 4, 2019

    Congratulations to Yola, who has been nominated for two UK Americana Awards: UK Artist of the Year and UK Album of the Year for her solo debut album, Walk Through Fire. Yola also performs on the self-titled album from the supergroup Highwomen, which was nominated for International Album of the Year. Another nominee in that category is Songs of Our Native Daughters, featuring Rhiannon Giddens. The fifth-annual UK Americana Awards ceremony will take place at Troxy in London on January 30.

  • October 15, 2019

    Yola stopped by the KCRW to performs six songs from her album Walk Through Fire plus Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on Morning Becomes Eclectic and chat with host Anne Litt about her music. You can watch it here. Yola is also on the latest Broken Record podcast with Bruce Headlam. She performs at the Grammy Museum in LA this Wednesday and as special guest of Kacey Musgraves at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena October 25.

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  • British rising star Yola's debut solo album, Walk Through Fire, produced by The Black Keys' eight-time Grammy Award winner Dan Auerbach, will be released on February 22, 2019, on Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label, distributed by Nonesuch Records.

    Yola has blazed her own trail with a passion for the soul and country music she loves. Walk Through Fire is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars, it provides the perfect soundtrack to Yola's arresting vocals, which first came to the attention of Auerbach after a friend sent him a video of Yola performing in Nashville.

    "The moment I met Yola I was impressed," says Auerbach. "Her spirit fills the room, just like her voice … she has the ability to sing in a full roar or barely a whisper and that is a true gift. She made everyone in the studio an instant believer."

    Videos for two songs from the forthcoming album, "Faraway Look" and "Ride Out in the Country," can be seen here:

    Hailing from a small town outside Bristol in the UK, Yola grew up in poverty with an unsupportive parent who "banned" her from making any music. She later became homeless, living on the streets of London and also experienced stress-induced voice loss.

    Yola overcame these challenges to launch a successful sideline in writing, performing on pop hits and briefly joined British band Massive Attack. She was also the main writer and front woman in Phantom Limb, opening for artists including James Brown and Dr. John before pursuing her solo career in 2016. She quickly made her mark in the US with her vocal powers and innovative songwriting winning early supporters, including Rolling Stone Country, Wall Street Journal, Paste, Stereogum, NPR and The Current's Bill DeVille, who stated, "She's a powerhouse of a singer: she's part Southern soul, she's part gospel and she's completely amazing. You'll want to remember her name: Yola."

    Written and recorded at Auerbach's Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, Walk Through Fire is a truly collaborative record. It was written in the studio by Yola and Auerbach with contributions from songwriting legends who between them have written songs for artists from Glen Campbell to Aretha Franklin. Auerbach also assembled his Easy Eye Sound all-star house band composed of legendary session players. Musicians who performed on the record include bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash) as well as drummer Gene Chrisman and pianist Bobby Wood who played on hits by Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley. Guest performers include up-and-comer Molly Tuttle and country music icon Vince Gill.

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Sun, Nov 17
Hamburg
Stage Club
Sun, Nov 17
Hamburg
Stage Club
Mon, Nov 18
Copenhagen
KB Hallen
Mon, Nov 18
Copenhagen
KB Hallen
Wed, Nov 20
Cologne
Palladium
Wed, Nov 20
Cologne
Palladium
Thu, Nov 21
Munich
Zenith
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Munich
Zenith
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Milan
Santeria Toscana 31
Fri, Nov 22
Milan
Santeria Toscana 31
Sun, Nov 24
Milan
Alcatraz
Sun, Nov 24
Milan
Alcatraz
Tue, Nov 26
Barcelona
Sant Jordi Club
Tue, Nov 26
Barcelona
Sant Jordi Club
Thu, Nov 28
Paris
Café de la Danse
Thu, Nov 28
Paris
Café de la Danse
Sat, Nov 30
Glasgow
Oran Mor
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Glasgow
Oran Mor
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Dublin
Olympia Theatre
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Dublin
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Walk Through Fire, the debut album from Yola, establishes her as a country soul queen from the first note. The Dan Auerbach–produced album puts a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. Walk Through Fire is a genre-bending release from an artist whose arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken.

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British rising star Yola's debut solo album, Walk Through Fire, produced by The Black Keys' eight-time Grammy Award winner Dan Auerbach, will be released on February 22, 2019, on Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label, distributed by Nonesuch Records.

Yola has blazed her own trail with a passion for the soul and country music she loves. Walk Through Fire is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars, it provides the perfect soundtrack to Yola's arresting vocals, which first came to the attention of Auerbach after a friend sent him a video of Yola performing in Nashville.

"The moment I met Yola I was impressed," says Auerbach. "Her spirit fills the room, just like her voice … she has the ability to sing in a full roar or barely a whisper and that is a true gift. She made everyone in the studio an instant believer."

Videos for two songs from the forthcoming album, "Faraway Look" and "Ride Out in the Country," can be seen here:

Hailing from a small town outside Bristol in the UK, Yola grew up in poverty with an unsupportive parent who "banned" her from making any music. She later became homeless, living on the streets of London and also experienced stress-induced voice loss.

Yola overcame these challenges to launch a successful sideline in writing, performing on pop hits and briefly joined British band Massive Attack. She was also the main writer and front woman in Phantom Limb, opening for artists including James Brown and Dr. John before pursuing her solo career in 2016. She quickly made her mark in the US with her vocal powers and innovative songwriting winning early supporters, including Rolling Stone Country, Wall Street Journal, Paste, Stereogum, NPR and The Current's Bill DeVille, who stated, "She's a powerhouse of a singer: she's part Southern soul, she's part gospel and she's completely amazing. You'll want to remember her name: Yola."

Written and recorded at Auerbach's Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, Walk Through Fire is a truly collaborative record. It was written in the studio by Yola and Auerbach with contributions from songwriting legends who between them have written songs for artists from Glen Campbell to Aretha Franklin. Auerbach also assembled his Easy Eye Sound all-star house band composed of legendary session players. Musicians who performed on the record include bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash) as well as drummer Gene Chrisman and pianist Bobby Wood who played on hits by Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley. Guest performers include up-and-comer Molly Tuttle and country music icon Vince Gill.

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Tour

Sun, Nov 17
Hamburg
Stage Club
Sun, Nov 17
Hamburg
Stage Club
Mon, Nov 18
Copenhagen
KB Hallen
Mon, Nov 18
Copenhagen
KB Hallen
Wed, Nov 20
Cologne
Palladium
Wed, Nov 20
Cologne
Palladium
Thu, Nov 21
Munich
Zenith
Thu, Nov 21
Munich
Zenith
Fri, Nov 22
Milan
Santeria Toscana 31
Fri, Nov 22
Milan
Santeria Toscana 31
Sun, Nov 24
Milan
Alcatraz
Sun, Nov 24
Milan
Alcatraz
Tue, Nov 26
Barcelona
Sant Jordi Club
Tue, Nov 26
Barcelona
Sant Jordi Club
Thu, Nov 28
Paris
Café de la Danse
Thu, Nov 28
Paris
Café de la Danse
Sat, Nov 30
Glasgow
Oran Mor
Sat, Nov 30
Glasgow
Oran Mor
Sun, Dec 1
Dublin
Olympia Theatre
Sun, Dec 1
Dublin
Olympia Theatre
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