AMY HELM RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘THIS TOO SHALL LIGHT’ TODAY ON YEP ROC RECORDS

FALL U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF WITH SOLD-OUT RELEASE SHOW AT NEW YORK'S CITY WINERY NEXT WEEK

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Amy Helm’s new record ‘This Too Shall Light’ (out today on Yep Roc Records), has been praised for its “gorgeous harmonies” by Billboard and “killer grooves” by Rolling Stone, the result of spontaneous performances culled together in just four days of sessions at the hallowed United Recording in LA. Ultimately, the goal was to recreate the enthralling energy of Amy’s performances, described recently by NPR as “everything one hopes for in a live show…where everything comes together to elevate the room in the pure joy of music.”

Partnering with three-time GRAMMY-winning producer Joe Henry and masterful songwriters like Hiss Golden Messenger, Helm’s ‘This Too Light’ weaves new compositions through decades of classics – drawing from blues, folk, country, gospel and R&B influences to create “a vibe that’s introspective, reflective and beautifully heartfelt” (American Songwriter), and one that “takes you along for the ride of your life” (No Depression).

Listen to ‘This Too Shall Light’ here: https://lnk.to/amyhelm

“Amy Helm is one of the greatest singers of our generation,” says Hiss Golden Messenger’s Mike Taylor, who co-wrote the album’s title track with Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Bob Weir, Craig Finn) over a weekend with Amy at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY.

Among other highlights of ‘This Too Shall Light’ are fresh takes on Allen Toussaint (“Freedom for the Stallion”), T-Bone Burnett (“River of Love”) and contemporary Americana darlings the Milk Carton Kids (“Michigan”). Helm honors her late father Levon Helm’s legendary career with covers of some his earliest and latest work: the 1965 Levon and the Hawks cut “The Stones I Throw” and the traditional hymn “Gloryland,” which remained a staple of Levon’s sets through his final performances.

Amy will bring ‘This Too Shall Light’ on the road this fall, kicking off with a sold-out release show at New York’s City Winery next week. A full list of dates is below.

TOUR DATES

SEP 26 – City Winery – New York, NY (Sold-Out)
Sep 27 – Cohoes Music Hall – Cohoes, NY
Sep 28 – Center For The Arts Homer – Homer, NY
Sep 29 – Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
Oct 4 – Kent Stage – Kent, OH
Oct 5 – Otus Supply – Parliament Room – Ferndale, MI
Oct 6 – Park West – Chicago, IL
Oct 7 – The Redstone Room – Davenport, IA
Oct 9 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 11 – Old Rock House – Saint Louis, MO
Oct 12 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
Oct 13 – Knucklehead’s – Kansas City, MO
Oct 18 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
Oct 19 – Music in the Mill – Hickory, NC#
Oct 20 – Tin Pan – Richmond, VA
Oct 21 – Mountain Stage – Charleston, WV
Nov 24 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA^
Nov 28 – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX*
Nov 29 – The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX*
Nov 30 – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels, TX*
Dec 1 – The Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX*
Dec 2 – Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK*
Dec 4 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE*
Dec 6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO*
Dec 7 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO*
Dec 8 – The Commonwealth Room – Salt Lake City, UT*

* with The Wood Brothers
^ with Railroad Earth
# with Yellow Feather

TRACK LIST

1. This Too Shall Light
2. Odetta
3. Michigan
4. Freedom for the Stallion
5. Mandolin Wind
6. Long Daddy Green
7. The Stones I Throw
8. Heaven’s Holding Me
9. River of Love
10. Gloryland

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