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Melissa Ferrick's "the truth is" Fall 2013 Tour

U.S. Tour Dates Confirmed With Ani DiFranco

Boston-based singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick confirms more U.S. dates for her the truth is CD Release Tour, including shows with Ani DiFranco and Anne Heaton. MPress Records released "the truth is", the latest album from the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist in early June. The album premiered with WNYC's "Soundcheck" and the official music video for the track “Home,” directed by Nick Clark, premiered via the Wall Street Journal. Ferrick celebrates by extending the CD release tour through the year, taking her to markets she hasn't been to in years. Full list of tour dates below, or at

the truth is marks a creative departure for Ferrick in its collaborative approach and an evolution in the sound she has developed over the course of her expansive career and catalog. Recorded live with a full band and produced by Ferrick, mixed by Grammy Award winner Trina Shoemaker (Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow) and engineered by Rafi Sofer (James Taylor, Juliana Hatfield), the truth is manages to tread new ground while still maintaining a strong relationship with Ferrick's older work.

Ferrick is joined by Natalia Zukerman on vocals, lap steel and dobro, Matt Pynn (Lucinda Williams, Evan Dando) on pedal steel, Richard Gates (Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega) on bass, Ro Rowan (Bob Forrest, Tiffany) on cello and both Steve Scully (Howie Day, Juliana Hatfield) and Dave Brophy (Will Daily, Patty Larkin) on drums. Boston-based collaborators Anne Heaton and Rose Polenzani show up to sing backing harmonies, and fellow Berklee College alum Paula Cole appears as guest vocalist with Ferrick on the album’s first song, “Wreck Me.”

As Ferrick’s devoted fans will expect, the truth is explores personal, emotional territory, documenting the end of one relationship and the subsequent beginnings of another. Signed to Atlantic Records in the mid-‘90s, Ferrick was part of a new wave of alt-rock females—including artists like Liz Phair, PJ Harvey and college-mate Cole—who sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. Morrissey proved an early champion when he personally invited her to tour as his opening act, and Ferrick eventually went on to found her own label and release a string of albums and EPs (more than 16 to date) in which she played almost every instrument herself. She tours regularly and plays to packed houses across the U.S.

Confirmed Tour Dates
additional dates to be announced
8/21 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
8/22 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
8/24 Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic
9/19-20 Evanston, IL S.P.A.C.E
9/21 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavillion (w/ Ani DiFranco)
9/27 Washington, DC Church of the Epiphany (w/ Catie Curtis)
10/4 Marblehead, MA Me & Thee Coffeehouse (w/ Anne Heaton)
10/5 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground (w/ Anne Heaton)
10/6 Concord, NH The Capitol Center for the Arts (w/ Anne Heaton)
10/27 St. Augustine, FL Cafe Eleven
10/28 Tampa, FL Club Jaeb at the Straz Center
11/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club (w/ Ani DiFranco)
11/7 Cranston, RI Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts (w/ Ani DiFranco)
11/8 Long Branch, NJ Monmouth University
11/9 New Hope, PA New Hope Winery
11/10 Hamden, CT The Spaceland Ballroom
11/15 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Ani DiFranco)

For more information, chat time or art, please contact:
Melanie Rodriguez // // 212.481.7243 Twitter: @MPressRecords

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