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Indie Folk Duo FAMOUS OCTOBER Announce U.S. Tour promoting debut album‏

Switzerland-based indie folk duo, Famous October, is pleased to announce their upcoming “One Day Baby” Tour, which spans to over 30 cities across the U.S. Brought together by music from opposites sides of the world, American Sarah Bowman and Swiss Rene Coal Burrell joined forces in music (and later in matrimony) after meeting in 2006 at a small Swiss music venue. Today, the couple is pleased to announce their “One Day Baby” Tour, from July 29th through September 23rd, to promote their upcoming debut album, One Day Baby, scheduled to birth on October 7, 2016.

Though both artists are from different hemispheres, it was their individual fervent pursuit of their music that inevitably brought them together. Burrell grew up in a peaceful small Swiss town at the foot of the Alps while Bowman grew up in a high crime and economically depressed neighborhood in racially tense Davenport, Iowa. By age 19, Burrell had achieved national recognition in his native Switzerland as a BMG alt-country artist, having been nominated for a Swiss PRIX WALO award and opening for Neil Young, ZZ Top and Amy Winehouse. Enamored with Americana music, Burrell stumbled upon a show in Luzern featuring the twin sister duo, The Bowmans, who had been touring internationally for four years.

On the other side of the world, Bowman had been raised on her Bronx born mother’s collection of 60s protest songs and her Detroit native father’s classical music. She studied cello, piano and vocal performance as well as music education, graduating with Honors from Duquesne University and Notre Dame of Maryland University. She sang as a soprano with the Baltimore Symphony Choir and worked with Yuri Temirkonov and Bobby McFerrin. Bowman and her twin sister, Claire, began singing together at coffee shops since they were 14, and eventually grew up together touring through the U.S. and Europe. Individually, Bowman and Burrell had released 4 or 5 acclaimed albums and had developed thousands of fans internationally before joining together as a duo. Their individual success set the stage for the duo’s success to come.

Since officially coming together as Famous October in 2012, Bowman and Burrell have amassed an international following with their initial tours through Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. In their first collaborative year, they won a number of prestigious Swiss music awards and were commissioned to compose an embodiment of the 300th anniversary of the great “Stans Brandnacht 1713,” an excerpt of which appears on their upcoming debut album. In addition, the duo run their business, Pillow Song, which started off as listening room for touring musicians in their rehearsal space in Stans and has grown into an international music community in which artists support one another. Pillow Song also acts as the label and management for Famous October.

This summer, be sure to catch Famous October on their nationwide U.S. tour in support of their One Day Baby album. The album features Allison Miller (Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls), Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Anais Mitchell), Matthias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Moby), Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell) and Kyle Sanna (Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile). Check out their current tour schedule below or at FamousOctober.com.

Famous October – “One Day Baby” Tour 2016
July 29th  Gottschalk Music Center- Modesto, CA
July 31st  The Back Room – Berkeley, CA
Aug 5th    LeStat’s – San Diego, CA
Aug 6th    Hotel Cafe-Hollywood, CA
Aug 8th    SOhO Music Club and Cafe – Santa Barbara,CA
Aug 10th  Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 14th  Steve’s Guitars – Carbondale, CO
Aug 16th  Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Aug 18th  Emma Street Music Club – Lafayette, CO
Aug 21st   Aster Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 24th  Schubas – Chicago, IL
Aug 25th  Charlie Crider House Concert – Fulton, IL
Aug 26th  The Barn Loft- Columbus, IN
Aug 30th  Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 1st   Club Passim – Cambridge, MA
Sept 2nd  Radio Bean – Burlington, VT
Sept 6th   Sellersville Theater- Sellersville, PA
Sept 7th   Rockwood Music Hall 3 – New York, NY
Sept 8th   World Cafe Live at The Queen – Wilmington, DE
Sept 9th   Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
Sept 10th  Blumenthal Arts – Charlotte, NC
Sept 12th  UUSD Lewes – Lewes, DE
Sept 14th  Cabaret at Germano’s – Baltimore, MD
Sept 17th  Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
Sept 19th  WDVX Blue Plate Special- Knoxville, TN
Sept 20th  Belcourt Taps- Nashville, TN
Sept 23rd  Jammin’ Java Radio Show – Iowa City, IA
Sept 24th  Lipnick’s House Concert – Davenport, IA

For tour updates:  http://www.famousoctober.com/tour/

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