Loretto,TN-based husband-and-wife duo Grace & Tony are set to hit the road with Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) for a fall tour that begins in late September in Cleveland and will visit 14 cities throughout the Midwest and Northeast into October. The pair is touring in support of their latest album, November, (which was released in November of 2013), and they are also set to perform twice at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville in September. (See full tour schedule below).
In the press release, Tony says: “We are very excited to be supporting our friend, Dom Flemons on his album launch tour. Not only is he a great guy, but a lot of fun to watch every night.”
In addition to keeping busy on the road, the pair has been filming clips for their online video series, the collaborative “Greenroom Sessions” (which launched in April 2014). The sessions feature backstage/on the road video performances with fellow musicians of Grace & Tony songs and covers shot on an iPhone. Partner site TheBoot.com world premieres new clips on the 1st and 15th of every month. Past sessions have included performances with Tony’s brother, John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars), Malcolm Parson (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Christian Lopez, Odane Whilby, Misty Mountain String Band, Humming House, Penny & Sparrow, Black Feathers, Fireworks Over London, and Cutthroat Shamrock.
Grace & Tony, known for playing a blend of musical styles dubbed “punkgrass” (a mix of genres including punk, folk, bluegrass, and Texas swing), have headlined the historic Crockett Theater (Lawrenceburg, TN), appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and performed twice on the “Daytrotter Sessions,” as well as performed for Balcony TV, “Jimmy Lloyd’s Songwriter Showcase,” and Knoxville’s “Blue Plate Special” programs. In addition, three of their videos (“Let You Down,” “November,” “The Chameleon” and “Resonate”) have been in regular rotation on ZUUS Country. They’ve also scored airplay on CMT Edge and GAC.
No Depression praised the album November, saying: “Telling universal stories about love and loss through the perspective of larger-than-life characters gives November a literary feel. Place that in the setting of a musical genre that opens up traditional forms of musical communication to the adventurous nature of punk and even a little swing, and Grace & Tony has produced an album in November that is not only a lot of fun, but provides the music lover with musical substance that demands repeat listening.”
Recently, they’ve shared the stage with folks like the Lone Bellow, Billy Joe Shaver, Misty Mountain String Band, Jim Avett, and Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as hitting the high seas on the Cayamo music cruise, playing alongside the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Scaggs, Bruce Hornsby, and Lyle Lovett. They performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in July 2014.
Grace & Tony Tour Schedule:
8/29 – Bowling Green, KY / Tidballs (w/Misty Mountain String Band)
8/30 – Cincinnati, OH / Maudie’s (w/Misty Mountain String Band)
9/20 – Nashville, TN / Americana Music Festival – Musicians Corner @
Centennial Park (opening for Over The Rhine)
9/20 – Nashville, TN / Americana Music Festival – Station Inn
9/27 – Peninsula, OH / G.A.R. Hall (w/Dom Flemons)
9/28 – Pittsburgh, PA / Club Café (w/Dom Flemons)
9/30 – Lancaster, PA / Tellus360 (w/Dom Flemons)
10/1 – Washington, DC / The Hamilton (w/Dom Flemons)
10/3 – Arden, DE / Arden Gild Hall (w/Dom Flemons)
10/5 – Providence, RI / Columbus Theater (w/Dom Flemons)
10/7 – Philadelphia, PA / Tin Angel (w/Dom Flemons)
10/8 – Hamden, CT / The Outer Space (w/Dom Flemons)
10/9 – Northampton, MA / Iron Horse (w/Dom Flemons)
10/10 – Cambridge, MA / Club Passim (w/Dom Flemons) – 2 shows
10/11 – New York, NY / SubCulture (w/Dom Flemons)
10/12 – Portland, ME / One Longfellow Square (w/Dom Flemons)
10/13 – Burlington, VT / Higher Ground (w/Dom Flemons)
10/15 – Rocky Mount, VA / Harvester Performance Center (w/Dom Flemons)
11/15 – Pinos Altos, NM / Buckhorn Opera House