New Release: Foy Vance – To Memphis / The Strong Hand

Photo Credit: Gregg Houston

Foy Vance has announced To Memphis, his second new album this year, will be released September 6, 2019 on Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records

Lead track ‘The Strong Hand’ is available to hear below…

Recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis and produced by Vance with Matt Ross-Sprang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine), To Memphis is the companion album to From Muscle Shoals, which was released late last month. The two special albums pay homage to the deeply rooted Soul and Americana traditions that have influenced Vance’s approach to songwriting. The catalyst for the project was Vance’s discovery of old demos he had labelled ‘Soul’ and ‘Americana’ whilst he was searching for inspiration for the follow-up to 2016’s The Wild Swan

“I have always been such a massive fan of American Folk Music in all its many forms. There is a certain candidness to it,” says Vance. “The ‘Americana’ songs proved intriguing as some where very old and written somewhat wryly, but a good few were songs written in the last six months that felt like they belonged to these older ones in some way”

Vance will follow the releases with an extensive headline North American and UK/Eire tour throughout October and November…

October 12 – Woodstock, NY, Levon Helm Studios
13 – Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live
15 – New York, NY, NYU Skirball
16 – Somerville, MA, Somerville Theatre
18 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
19 – Nashville, TN, James K Polk Theater
21 – Toronto, ON, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
22 – Washington, DC, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
23 – Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
26 – Los Angeles, CA, Palace Theatre
27 – Seattle, WA, Neptune
November 13 – Dublin IE, Olympia
14 – Limerick IE, Concert Hall
16 – Birmingham UK, Town Hall
17 – Glasgow UK, City Halls
18 – Gateshead UK, Sage 2
20 – Manchester UK, Albert Hall
21 – London UK, Palladium
23 – Belfast UK, Waterfront Hall
24 – Belfast UK, Waterfront Hall


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