Back in August, Paste pegged
Nashville singer/songwriter Brooke Waggoner
as one of the "best of what's next." "In a music world overpopulated with acoustic guitars, warbling voices
and tinkling piano keys, Waggoner and her cache of mesmerizing
tunes stand out," we wrote. "With her serenely sweet voice, she plays the piano
like a Little Richard/Rachmaninov hybrid and can arrange the bejesus
out of a seemingly simple melody. We dare you to think of her as just
another girl with a piano."
Recently, Waggoner launched her inaugural tour in support of her just-released debut album, Heal For The Honey. The fledgling indie-pop artist also just played the CMJ Festival, and sat down for an interview with the New York Post to describe how her album showcases her classical music background. "I've always wanted to make an album that acts as a bridge between the
different music worlds," she said. "I tried to hold on to my
classical roots, while also creating a good hook, with lyrics that
listeners can relate to."
Those interested in seeing Waggoner bridge the gap between modern and classical can catch her on tour in the following cities, starting tomorrow:
6 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Vinyl
7 - Tallahassee, Fla. @ Club Downunder
8 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506
9 - Baltimore, Md. @ Talking Head Club
10 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Southpaw
11 - Boston, Mass. @ Cafe 939
12 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Garfield Artworks
13 - Holland, Mich. @ Knickerbocker Theatre
14 - Anderson, Ind. @ Mercy House
15 - Chicago, Ill. @ Beat Kitchen
16 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Shank Hall
Brooke Waggoner on MySpace
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