California-based singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn launches a tour of Europe for the first time, in support of her critically acclaimed new album, How I Knew Her, including two UK headline shows in London (Slaughtered Lamb, May 15) and Nottingham (Rescue Rooms, May 16), and seven shows in the UK supporting Lord Huron, starting at Junction 2 in Cambridge tonight. The European tour also includes dates in France, Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. See below for all of the currently scheduled dates; for additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
The How I Knew Her track "Long Running Joke" is up for Amazing Radio's "Audition" this week. Fans can vote for their favorite track of the show, starting today and running through Sunday, May 19; the fan favorite will make it straight onto the Amazing Radio playlist. Have your say at amazingradio.co.uk.
Nataly Dawn, singer-songwriter with the duo Pomplamoose, released her Nonesuch debut How I Knew Her in February. The album—comprising 12 autobiographical, introspective songs by Dawn—was produced by her longtime partner Jack Conte and recorded with a group of accomplished musicians at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, CA, where many of her favorite Tom Waits albums had been made. Describing it as "delicate and playful," the Daily Telegraph wrote, "Dawn balances childlike wonder with sly wit and subtle emotion, switching from deadpan folky narratives to archaic country rocking with an ease reminiscent of such Americana greats as Natalie Merchant and Kate McGarrigle."
The daughter of missionaries, Dawn spent much of her childhood in Europe where she attended Lycées Français in France and Belgium before returning to the US to study art and French literature at Stanford University, where she met Conte and formed Pomplamoose.
To pick up a copy of How I Knew Her, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the album at checkout.
NATALY DAWN ON TOUR
||Brudenell Social Club*
||Hare & Hounds*
||High Sierra Music Festival
* w/ Lord Huron
** w/ Josh Rouse