RODNEY CROWELL AND BESTSELLING MEMOIRIST MARY KARR TALK ABOUT THE MAKING OF ‘KIN’ SONGS BY MARY KARR AND RODNEY CROWELL TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 5TH
GRAMMY Award-winner Rodney Crowell and New York Times Best Selling author Mary Karr recently took some time out to talk about the making of their upcoming release ‘KIN’ Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. In the enclosed video, Mary and Rodney discuss the fabulous artists who contributed to this recording and offer soundbites of each of the tracks. Also featured in the EPK are Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill.
‘KIN’available on June 5th is produced by Joe Henry and marks the first time collaboration between two celebrated storytellers. In support of this release, the KIN – Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr Tour, featuring special guest Steuart Smith – kicks off on May 31st in Chicago and wraps up on June18th in Seattle making stops in New York City (June 5th) and Los Angeles (June 15th). The one-of-a-kind show will treat audiences to an evening filled with music from their forthcoming album, as well as poetry, readings and storytelling at its finest. Full list of tour dates below.
Karr is an award-winning poet, bestselling memoirist and an unstoppable force in the literary world. Her works have been embraced with an avalanche of rave reviews from nearly every major newspaper in the country. Her memoirs Lit, Cherryand The Liar’s Clubwere all best sellers. The latter spent over a year on the New York Times Bestsellers list and kick-started the memoir craze. Karr has taught at Harvard and Syracuse University, where she still holds a chair in literature. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim, a Radcliffe Bunting Fellowship, The Whiting Writer’s Award, and a Pushcart Prize. Karr adds yet another title, songwriter, to her pedigree with the release of KIN.
Long known as a poet among songwriters, Crowell is a masterful storyteller and hit generator. The multi-GRAMMY-Award –winning singer/songwriter/producer was the first artist to chart five consecutive number one hits with his release Diamonds and Dirt. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and has become best known for the critically acclaimed masterpieces The Houston Kid, Fates Right Handand Sex And Gasoline. He has penned songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Bob Seger, Grateful Dead, Norah Jones, Van Morrison, Etta James, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Band Of Horses and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band among others. Last year, Crowell made his debut as a memoirist with the release of Chinaberry Sidewalkson Knopf/Random House. The memoir received glowing reviews in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicleand The New York Timesin which his storytelling and ways with the written word were compared to that of Mark Twain.
KIN – Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr Tour: May 31 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music June 3 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere June 5 New York, NY Joe’s Pub June 6 Boston, MA Café 939 June 13 Berkeley, CA Freight And Salvage June 14 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre June 15 Los Angeles, CA McCabe’s (2 shows) June 16 Santa Barbera, CA Lobero Theatre June 17 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre June 18 Seattle, WA Triple Door