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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