Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Verch - NEW Album "Bright Like Gold"

April Verch • Fiddle, Vocals, Stepdancing
Cody Walters • Bass, Banjo, Vocals 
Hayes Griffin • Guitar

Canada’s April Verch is a ball of energy she’s a beautiful singer, an excellent fiddler, and, as anyone who’s attended one of her concerts or watched her videos knows, a wicked talented step-dancer. Verch, joined by bassist/banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin (guests Mac Wiseman, Sammy Shelor, and Bruce Molsky also appear on several tracks), delivers some of her best music to date on her new record, Bright Like Gold (out today) Purchase CD Baby, Big Cartel , with solid originals like “The Only One” and “Morris & Boris” fitting neatly alongside traditional fiddle tunes as well as a feisty cover of  Loretta Lynn’s “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind).” the album is packed with 20 songs running at 60minutes.

The April Verch Band's official music video for "Broken", the first single from their April 2, 2013 release "Bright Like Gold."
Produced & Directed by Cameron Powell at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, TN.

Give a listen and download songs from Bright Like Gold, “No Other Would Do” "Broken" “Big Eared Mule,” and "The Only One" below.

Upcoming Tour Dates: 
4 April 2013 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI US 
5 April 2013 Irish Cultural & Heritage Center Milwaukee, WI US 
6 April 2013 Folk Stage – WFMT Chicago, IL US 
6 April 2013 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL US 
10 April 2013 Kayhi Auditorium (Ketchican High School) Ketchican, AK US 
12 April 2013 Sitka Performing Arts Center Sitka, AK US 
13 April 2013 Seattle Folklore Society Seattle, WA, US 
14 April 2013 Traditions Olympia, WA US 
15 April 2013 The Green Frog Bellingham, WA US 
16 April 2013 Alberta Rose Theatre (with Caleb Klauder Trio) Portland, OR, US 
17 April 2013 Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA, US 
20 April 2013 Sedge Thomson’s West Coast Live San Francisco, CA, US 
25 April 2013 Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 1 New York, NY, US 
26 April 2013 Jonathan’s Ogunquit, ME US 
27 April 2013 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield, ME US 
28 April 2013 Club Passim Cambridge, MA US 
8 May 2013 Shetland Folk Festival Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK 
10 May 2013 Sails on the Square Hickory, NC, US
14 June 2013 Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle & Strings Camp Independence, VA US
12 July 2013 Big Top Chautauqua opening for Don Williams Washburn, WI, US 
20 July 2013 RiverSong Music Festival Hutchinson, MN, US 
21 July 2013 Long Grove Arts & Music Council Long Grove, IL, US

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