Garrison Starr releases Amateur and hits the road with Adrianne Gonzalez & Maia Sharp [Video]

Garrison Starr

"Sweet-voiced Tennessee songstress" (Time Out NY) Garrison Starr released her seventh studio album, Amateur and the singer-songwriter-troubadour continues her road warrior ways with more tour dates through the Fall.

Lee Zimmerman declared in his Blurt review of the album, "Amateur? Hardly. Clearly, this Starr is still on the rise." Gregory Robson of Absolute Punk agrees, "Starr is a rare treasure, whose voice has the ability to convey an array of emotions like so few of her contemporaries".

After a few solo dates, including School Night at Bardot in LA on Monday and two with Jay Nash later in the month, Starr will be joining Adrianne Gonzalez and Maia Sharp for a month of collaborative shows. Like a writers-in-the-round they will take turns being front and center but because they are also all accomplished musicians they will serve as the band and background vocalists for each other with the additional accompaniment of acclaimed guitar player, Linda Taylor. For more information, check out

Her first full-length since 2007's The Girl That Killed September, Amateur is co-produced with musician Justin Glasco (Dan Wilson, Cary Brothers, Matt Nathanson) and features contributions from Glen Phillips, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kevin Devine, Gary Jules and many more.

Garrison Starr "Between The Devil's Rain and a Dying Language" video:

Garrison Starr 2012 Tour Dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

Thurs, Aug 2 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho
Sat, Aug 4 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Art and Soul Fest
Mon, Aug 6 – Los Angeles, CA – SCHOOL NIGHT @ Bardot w/ Jukebox The Ghost
Wed, Aug 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Room 5 Lounge *
Fri, Aug 24 – Ventura, CA – Zoey’s Café *
Sat, Sept 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Room 5 Lounge #
Wed, Sept 19 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head #
Thurs, Sept 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café #
Fri, Sept 21 – Clarion, PA - Clarion University-Venango Campus #
Sat, Sept 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel #
Sun, Sept 23 – Columbia, MD – Cooperstown Concert Series #
Mon, Sept 24 – Vienna, VA – House Show #
Tues, Sept 25 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 #
Wed, Sept 26 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java #
Fri, Sept 28 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic #
Sat, Sept 29 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse #
Sun, Sept 30 – Everywhere – STAGE IT! Online Concert – 3:30pm #
Sun, Sept 30 – Asheville, NC – House Concert #
Tues, Oct 2 – Boston, MA – Berklee College of Music #
Wed, Oct 3 – Boston, MA – Club Passim #
Thurs, Oct 4 – Ogunquit, ME – Jonathan’s #

* w/ Jay Nash
# w/ Adrianne Golzalez & Maia Sharp

"Garrison Starr's greatest gift is her gorgeous, full, rough, passionate voice that can be ultimately pensive, intimate, hurt, consoling, libidinous, or scornful- sometimes during the same verse." - MSNBC

"A Lucinda Williams for Gen X'ers." - NPR's eTown

"On her eighth album, Garrison Starr gets in touch with her twangy Mississippi roots." - Billings Gazzette

"Garrison Starr is an incredible singer and songwriter and one of the brightest talents that music has ever seen. Artists like her come along once in a millennia and we are lucky to have her now." - Margaret Cho

"Garrison Starr doesn't live and breathe for the hit parade, she doesn't play fashion doll, she just writes and sings her heart out. In the American Idolized landscape that constitutes today's music business, she is someone to be thankful for." - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Before the tour starts, keep up with Garrison Starr at her "My Favorite Things" blog at:

For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:

Garrison Starr Official Website

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