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Charlie Faye's Travels With Charlie

07/06/2010
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Charlie Faye is in the midst on an interesting ten-city tour, "Travels With Charlie," during which she spends one month in every city, establishing a temporary home in each location along the way.

Charlie Faye has spent a month in Tucson, Portland, Los Angeles, Boulder, Shreveport, LA. The tour, inspired by John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley, has generated attention from American Songwriter, Magnet, Willamette Week, Teen Vogue and the Oregonian. It embodies Charlie Faye's adventurous spirit, enabling her to become a part of the local community, set up residencies, form a new band and ultimately record a song with the band in each city.

In Tucson, Charlie Faye recorded "Broken Heart Maker," with Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico; while in L.A., she recorded "Whirlwind" at Dave Way's studio with Mike Thompson, touring pianist for the Eagles, Paul Bryan, bassist for Aimee Mann and Brian McLeod, drummer for Sheryl Crow. The tour supports Charlie Faye's recent album Wilson St. Please see reverse for complete tour details.

Charlie Faye's album Wilson St. is aptly named for the hallowed South Austin street that is home to a cluster of cottages which, for decades, have served as a sanctuary to some of Austin's most accomplished musicians and songwriters. Charlie Faye has long embraced a strong sense of community, and when local condo developers threatened to tear down the Wilson Street cottages, the artist single-handedly fought back and devised a plan to successfully save the beloved enclave—earning a front-page piece in the Austin American Statesman. Charlie Faye will bring this mindset to her tour, where she will aim to "teach something and learn something" in each community, fully immersing herself in the local culture. She will teach guitar workshops for women in each city and take various jobs, including working with a family producing raw food snacks in Boulder, CO and apprenticing with a craftsman in Marshall, NC. Wilson St. displays the artist's penchant for capturing stories of real lives and real places and the tour naturally complements this capability.

Charlie Faye first made a name for herself in her hometown of New York playing with her band the Jerks before playing and touring with Dan Zanes and Friends. Of the new tour, she says, "Rather than spending one night in each town, I thought 'what if I were to spend a month in each place'? I could tour regionally out of each town, but actually get to spend time in a place and get to know it and the people who live there. I could create ten homes along the way."

Recently released on Austin-based Wine & Nut Records, Wilson St. was produced by Mark Hallman at Congress House Studio. Charlie Faye (guitar, lead vocals) is joined on the record by Will Sexton (bass, guitars, background vocals), David Holt (guitar) and Rick Richards (drums).

"TRAVELS WITH CHARLIE" TOUR DATES
January 23 Hotel Congress Tucson, AZ
January 26 Plush Tucson, AZ
January 27 Yucca Tap Room Tempe, AZ
January 29 Hot Licks Bisbee, AZ
January 30 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
February 6 Cinema Bar Los Angeles, CA
February 8 Coffee Gallery Backstage Los Angeles, CA
February 10 The Mint Los Angeles, CA
February 13 Cinema Bar Los Angeles, CA
February 15 Antone's Nightclub Austin, TX
February 19 Folk Alliance International Memphis, TN
February 20 Folk Alliance International Memphis, TN
February 24 The Stronghold Venice, CA
February 27 Cinema Bar Los Angeles, CA
March 11 Green Frog Bellingham, WA
March 12 Conor Byrne's Seattle, WA
March 13 Sirens Port Townsend, WA
March 20 SXSW – Brooklyn Country Cookout Austin, TX
March 20 SXSW – Freebirds Austin, TX
March 20 SXSW – Flipnotics Austin, TX
March 24 Mississippi Pizza Portland, OR
March 26 Mandolin Café Tacoma, WA
March 29 Alberta Street Pub Portland, OR
April 2 Room With a View Concerts Salt Lake City, UT
April 11 The Laughing Goat Boulder, CO
April 16 No-Name Bar Boulder, CO
April 23 The Laughing Goat Boulder, CO
April 30 The Laughing Goat Boulder, CO
May 2 The Blue Door Oklahoma City, OK
May 5 Bear's Café Shreveport, LA
May 7 Clever Wine Bar New Orleans, LA
May 12 Bear's Café Shreveport, LA
May 18 Noble Savage Shreveport, LA
May 19 Bear's Café Shreveport, LA
May 26 Bear's Café Shreveport, LA
June 10 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
June 18 Cinema Bar Los Angeles, CA
July 1 Monkey House Winooski, VT
July 8 Monkey House Winooski, VT
July 15 Monkey House Winooski, VT
July 20 Langdon Street Cafe Montpelier, VT
July 22 Monkey House Winooski, VT
July 23 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
August 5 - 8 30th Annual Steinbeck Festival Salinas, CA
August TBD Marshall, NC
September TBD Nashville, TN
October TBD Northampton, MA


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