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Listen: Gabriel Kahane Talks, Performs from "Book of Travelers" on NPR's "All Things Considered"

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on August 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Gabriel Kahane was on NPR's All Things Considered. He spoke with host Ari Shapiro about his new album, Book of Travelers, and performed from it. "It's a plea for empathy," Kahane says. "I think songwriting is a way to deliver that message. I think empathy is one of the primary currencies of any type of storytelling and songwriting is no exception to that." "Sometimes I can't believe I'm lucky enough to hear an intimate performance like this," says Shapiro. "And then I get to share it with you all." Hear it here.

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Gabriel Kahane stopped by the NPR studios in Washington, DC, as a guest on All Things Considered. He spoke with host Ari Shapiro about his new album, Book of Travelers, and performed from the album. You can listen to the piece below.

"It's a plea for empathy," Kahane tells Shapiro. "I think songwriting is a way to deliver that message. I think empathy is one of the primary currencies of any type of storytelling and songwriting is no exception to that."

"Sometimes I can't believe I'm lucky enough to hear an intimate performance like this from Gabriel Kahane," Shapiro tweeted. "And then I get to share it with you all on All Things Considered."

To pick up a copy of Book of Travelers, head to your local independent music store, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders and vinyl pre-orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. Book of Travelers is also available to stream at Apple Music and Spotify.

Gabriel Kahane begins an international tour this fall and winter, starting in Philadelphia on September 7 (when the vinyl edition of the album is released); dates and ticket links are below and at nonesuch.com/on-tour.

GABRIEL KAHANE ON TOUR

Sep 7 Bourbon & Branch Philadelphia, PA
Sep 8 Jammin' Java Music Club & Cafe Vienna, VA
Sep 9 Creative Alliance Baltimore, MD
Sep 11 O Patro Vys Montreal, QC
Sep 12 Higher Ground Showcase Lounge South Burlington, VT
Sep 13 Auburn Public Theater Auburn, NY
Sep 15 The Press Room Portsmouth, NH
Sep 16 City Winery Boston, MA
Sep 20 Murmrr Theatre Brooklyn, NY
     
Oct 10 The Loft La Jolla, CA
Oct 26&27 The Kennedy Center* Washington, DC
     
Nov 2 Cactus Cafe Austin, TX
Nov 3 The Cliburn Fort Worth, TX
Nov 14 The Parkway Theater Minneapolis, MN
Nov 16 Constellation Chicago, IL
Nov 17 The Back Room @ Colectivo Milwaukee, WI
Nov 18 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 28 Station Inn Nashville, TN
Nov 29 Eddie's Attic Decatur, GA
Nov 30 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Dec 1 Isis Music Hall Asheville, NC
Dec 2 The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
Dec 4 Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN
Dec 5 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 7 Burchfield Penny Art Center Buffalo, NY
Dec 8 Burdock Music Hall Toronto, ON
     
Jan 22 MIM Music Theater Phoenix, AZ
Jan 24 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Jan 26 Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA
Jan 30 The Old Church Portland, OR
Jan 31 Triple Door Seattle, WA
     
Feb 14 Alexander Hall, Princeton University** Princeton, NJ
     
Apr 1&2 Théâtre de la Ville** Paris, FRANCE
Apr 5&6 Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse** Lyon, FRANCE
     

* w/Andrew Bird & National Symphony
** 8980: Book of Travelers

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