March 24, 2015
Her precise songwriting has been frequently compared to that of Leonard Cohen’s, and now acclaimed roots songstress Amelia Curran is taking her superb catalogue on tour.
The pride of Newfoundland’s latest record, They Promised You Mercy, is a collection of songs that are both solemn and hopeful, touching on Curran’s struggles with depression. Accentuated by affecting and effortless lyricism, it’s a quietly triumphant record that stands tall among the country’s most well-versed.
Unsurprisingly, the effort landed her a JUNO nomination for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo in Hamilton last week, though Curran won her first JUNO in the same category for her album Hunter, Hunter in 2010.
Curran’s upcoming shows will find her backed by a full band, including guitarist Joel Schwartz, bassist Devon Henderson, and drummer Joshua Van Tassel (Great Lake Swimmers). All of the dates are below.
“I Am the Night” off Amelia Curran’s latest album They Promised You Mercy.
Catch Amelia Curran, along with opener Ryan Boldt of The Deep Dark Woods (for select dates), as they head across Canada.
Amelia Curran Tour Dates:
Mar. 24, Calgary, AB, Calgary Folk Festival Hall w/Ryan Boldt
Mar. 25, Edmonton, AB, Mercury Club w/Ryan Boldt
Mar. 26, Saskatoon, SK, Village Guitar & Amp w/Ryan Boldt
Mar. 27, Regina, SK, The Exchange w/Ryan Boldt
Mar. 29, Winnipeg, MB, The Park Theatre w/Ryan Boldt
Apr. 17, Charlottetown, PEI, Confederation Centre for the Arts—The Mack
Apr. 18, Pictou, NS, DeCoste Centre
— Julijana Capone