Esmé Patterson released her gorgeous, critically acclaimed new record We Were Wild last month, and today she premieres the new music video for “Feel Right,” to kick off new tour dates starting this week. “Feel Right” the album opener, gallops along on a wiry riff as her voice carries an irresistible refrain. PRESS HERE to watch the Isaac Ravishankara-directed music video now exclusively via Rookie.
All of Esmé Patterson’s tour dates are listed below – PRESS HERE to buy tickets, and PRESS HERE to watch her rollicking, folky-yet-fiery set at NonComm 2016 to get a taste of what to expect from one of her live shows.
Esmé Patterson’s decadal musical career sprang from Colorado’s mountains when she co-founded Denver’s beloved indie-folk ensemble Paper Bird. After four acclaimed albums and perpetual touring, Patterson set a new course. In 2012, she wove local talents, including Nathaniel Rateliff, into her first powerful, ethereal solo release All Princes, I. Her 2014 release, Woman to Woman, rounded out previously one-dimensional females from popular songs – reimagining tracks from Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” to The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” – to the praise of The New York Times, The Guardian and others. “Dearly Departed,” her hit collaboration with Shakey Graves led to millions of streams, sold out shows nationwide, as well as performances on Conan and The Late Show With David Letterman.
Across We Were Wild, Patterson’s delicate voice, wry humor, poignant storytelling, and impassioned delivery entwine with fuzzed-out guitars, deep-in-pocket percussion, hints of roots-y country, and a swirling psychedelic hum. We Were Wild is out now via Grand Jury. It’s no wonder folks like The New York Times, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Zane Lowe from Beats 1, and many more are praising this stunning record. PRESS HERE for purchase a physical copy and HERE for digital.
North American Tour Dates
7/13/16 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
7/14/16 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
7/16/16 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
7/18/16 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
7/19/16 Decatur, GA @ Eddies Attic
7/20/16 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
7/21/16 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
7/22- 7/24 Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
7/26/16 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
7/27/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/28/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
7/29/16 Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe*
7/30/16 Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage*
8/1/16 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
8/2/16 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
8/3/16 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
8/5/16 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
9/17/16 San Francisco, CA @ Golden Gate Park **
9/24/16 San Diego, CA @ Golden Hill Park **
10/1/16 Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park **
*With Brett Dennen
** New Belgium Brewing Tour De Fat with Dr. Dog