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Kelly adds fall dates

Monday, May 6, 2019 – Ruston Kelly, who has maintained a steady touring schedule since the release of his well-received debut last fall, will continue his extensive headline tour this fall including stops at in New York, Boston, Austin and Washington.

Kelly released "Dying Star" on Rounder Records. The disc contains a lot of songs about suffering, something Kelly knows about as he has been public about substance abuse issues in the past. Kelly, who is the husband of Kacey Musgraves, recently has been on tour opening for Patty Griffin.

The new tour dates are:
Sept. 18 - Chattanooga, TN - Songbirds South Stage*
Sept. 19 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre*
Sept. 20 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
Sept. 20-22 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sept. 26 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
Sept. 27 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall*
Sept. 28 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn*
Oct. 1 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour*
Oct. 3 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent*
Oct. 4 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*
Oct. 5 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern*
Oct. 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room*
Oct. 8 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater*
Oct. 10 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's*
Oct. 12 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon*
Oct. 16 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill*
Oct. 18 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom*
Oct. 19 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar*
Oct. 20 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter*
Oct. 22 - Toronto, ON - Drake Underground
Oct. 24 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
Oct. 25 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
Oct. 26 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
Nov. 11-15 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - John Prine's "All The Best Fest"
* with special guest Donovan Woods

Tickets for the newly confirmed dates go on-sale this Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. local time.

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Dirt Emo Vol. 1 CD review - Dirt Emo Vol. 1
Do we really need an Americana artist's version of emo songs? Well, Ruston Kelly seems to think so. If you've ever wanted to hear unplugged versions of Wheatus, Dashboard Confessional and Saves The Day songs, "Dirt Emo vol. 1" is your big chance. It's not all emo, however. Kelly does a fine job with the Carter Family's "Weeping Willow." He gives it a darkly moody reading, which makes the recording fit right in with the rest of this sadly morose eight-song collection. »»»
Dying Star CD review - Dying Star
There is a certain joy that comes from listening to a debut album and discovering, track by track, the arrival of a bright new talent. It's not a wet-behind-the-ears singer with a batch of anonymous songs, hoping to get radio airplay. Rather, it's someone with an already-established vision and a clear voice. Ruston Kelly's "Dying Star" may have a few too many cuss words to get the airplay it deserves, but it should be considered as one of the best debuts of the year. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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