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Dear Friend,
I hope this note finds you well! I can hardly believe I am back home in Nashville. The 5 week West Coast leg of our CD release tour was a blast.

WEST COAST TOUR STATS:
1 sunrise
4 yoga classes
5 hot tubs
13 states
28 shows
41 cups of coffee (my personal consumption)
11,211 miles
&
SO MANY TACOS!
Also, several bourbons.

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to a show AND to everyone who contacted friends in far away cities to get them on The Party Line!

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I want everyone in the SOUTH/Southeast to know- we have NOT forgotten you! (In fact I miss you desperately.) We’ll be adding shows in NC, SC, VA, GA, & FL in late summer or early fall and we will THROW DOWN TOGETHER! Just hang tight 🙂
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I’m super excited to announce, on June 1st,
we are releasing WAKE on VINYL!

Why this Vinyl is so special:
– Limited Edition Pressing
– Deluxe 180 Gram audiophile Vinyl
– 2 vinyl records: music on sides A, B, & C
– On Side D: a BONUS TRACK & an ETCHING of a song lyric
– All LYRICS printed in the gatefold jacket
– Instant DIGITAL download with purchase
– We recorded this album analog…it was built to spin.

PRE-ORDER Your Limited Edition *Signed* VINYL here: https://norajanestruthers.bandcamp.com/merch
(Signed Vinyl is a Pre-Order Exclusive; Ships May 29th)

I’ll have few days off this month to catch my breath but then we’re hitting the road again and I’m so STOKED for these shows!

UPCOMING SHOWS:

May 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
–>(supporting JJ Grey and Mofro)
May 22 – Leesburg,VA – Smokehouse Live
May 23/24 – Cumberland, MD – DELFEST!!!
June 4 – Abingdon, VA – Abingdon Music Experience
June 6 – Austin, TX – Cactus Cafe
June 7 – Kerrvile, TX – KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL!!!
June 10 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
June 11 – Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s
June 12 – Scottsbluff, NE – Midwest Theatre
June 13 – Denver, CO – BREWGRASS!!!
June 14 – Boulder, CO – Shine
June 16 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s
June 18 – Telluride, CO – TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS NIGHTGRASS!!!
–>(supporting Trampled by Turtles)
June 19 – Salida, CO – FIRBARK FESTIVAL!!!
June 20 – Frisco, CO – CO BBQ Challenge
June 23 – Exton, PA – Eagleview Concerts in the Sq.
June 24 – Leesburg, VA – Smokehouse Live
June 25 – Washington DC – The Hamilton
–>(supporting HoneyHoney)
June 26 – Oakland, MD – Little Yough Music Festival
July 2 – Berwyn, IL – FITZ AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL!!!
July 3 – Indianapolis, IL – Food Truck Friday
July 4 – Milwaukee, WI – SUMMERFEST!!!
July 9 – Madison, WI – Lakeside Sunset Music Series
July 10 – Chicago, IL – SQUARE ROOTS FESTIVAL!!!
July 11 – Gladstone, MI – ROCKIN THE BAY FESTIVAL!!!

And there’s more to come. You can get tickets and more info on my website: http://www.norajanestruthers.com/upcoming-dates/

Be well until I see you next!

xoxo,
Nora Jane

Pre-order Signed Vinyl + Merch Paks on my web store!
(Signed vinyl is only available through the pre-sale and ships on May 29.)
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NPR’s Ken Tucker, Pop Music Critic for Fresh Air with Terry Gross, reviewed Wake on Fresh Air’s March 4, 2015 show, praising the album’s “rock ‘n’ roll force and forthrightness,” calling ‘Wake‘ an “awakening about who [Nora Jane] is, what she wants to do, and how she wants to sound” and saying she lives up to being named after Nora Charles and Jane Austen.

Among the highlights is an examination of “Let Go,” which Ken Tucker calls “an anthem of self-definition” and says is “about the roles women play throughout their lives to fulfill certain expectations [with] Struthers pushing back… you wouldn’t expect anything less from a rock ‘n’ roller.” In his post-broadcast Tweet, Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker called the album “excellent, alert, and sharp-tongued.”

Listen to the full review here.Screenshot 2015-03-04 11.53.14

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