In support of her new solo release ‘Woman to Woman,’ Esme Patterson will join Shakey Graves for select fall tour dates, including three dates in the northwest, performing both as an opening act and a guest vocalist during his set. Patterson will be joined by drummer/bassist David Strackany of Paleo during her own set. See below for the list of northwest stops.
Patterson joined Shakey Graves for his TV debut on Conan on October 14 and performed a duet version of “Dearly Departed” from his new album ‘And The War Came,’ she is also featured on the studio version of “Dearly Departed,” which has already topped 2 million plays on Spotify since its release as the album’s lead single. Watch Esme Patterson and Shakey Graves perform live for Pandora at SXSW here.
Stream select tracks from ‘Woman to Woman’ here.
A founding member of the Denver-based band Paper Bird, Patterson recently announced her departure from the group to pursue her own music, stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist with the release of ‘Woman to Woman’ earlier this year.
A conceptual songwriting project, the album was written as a series of responses to popular songs about women from the perspective of the subject, giving a voice to archetypal female characters like Jolene, Eleanor Rigby, Alison and Townes Van Zandt’s “Loretta,” among others.
New York Times critic Jon Pareles noted the “self-determination and defiance” present in Patterson’s songwriting, saying that “with all the other women objectified in pop lyrics, it took restraint to stop at just seven songs.”
11/14 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Theatre