Monday, 31 March 2014

Dolly Parton: new CD and European tour

Thanks to Brian McNeal of the Prescription Bluegrass Blog (USA) for this news: the iconic Dolly Parton announces that her new album, Blue smoke on Dolly Records, is to be released in the USA by Sony Masterworks on 13 May 2014, and later in other countries. It is already available in Australia and New Zealand.

The release will be followed by a tour extending to Europe, where the first show will be in Liverpool, England, on 8 June. Three concerts in Ireland will be followed by twelve in Britain, two in Germany, and one each in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland, the final show being on 14 July. Full details of the schedule can be seen here.

Ms Parton - once described by old-time music scholar Tony Russell as 'the old-time music enthusiast's favourite country singer' - has already recorded a bluegrass album, and Blue smoke comprises music from several genres, including old-time and bluegrass. Tracks can be heard on the 'Music' page of her website.