Charlie Louvin set to tour in early February
Country Music Hall Famer Charlie Louvin will start touring in early February in support of his two 2008 releases, Steps to Heaven and Charlie Louvin Sings Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs.
After 10 years of silence, Louvin challenges himself at 80 years old and teams up first with a gospel choir to record Steps to Heaven live, and then, inspired by the first Louvin Brothers' album, explored the concept of tragedy in a new way in Charlie Louvin Sings Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs.
Louvin will kick off his tour at the Grammy Awards with fellow Tompkins Square recording artist, Frank Fairfield. Louvin is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.
7 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Spaceland
13 - Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Greenwood Coffee House
14 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
15 - Lexington, Ky. @ The Dame
19 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Folk Alliance Conference (w/Jim Dickinson, et al)
27 - Raleigh, N.C. @ Berkeley Cafe
28 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Evening Muse
21 - Auburndale, Fla. @ Dixieland Bluegrass Park
28 - Switzerland, Fla. @ Southern Exposure Music & Heritage Festival
3 - Baton Rouge, La. @ Red Dragon
4 - New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jack's
1 - Fort Worth, Tex. @ Lola's Saloon
2 - Crockett, Tex. @ Camp Street Cafe
3 - Leesville, La. @ Mayfest
19 - Chicago, Ill. @ Heartland Cafe
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