However, to promote her latest album, Ruby’s Torch, a collection of – you guessed it – torch songs, the singer is getting ready to launch a tour that casts her in a whole new role – as a cabaret singer.

The outing, which will bring Griffith to intimate venues and comes complete with all the attendant cabaret accoutrements like lush arrangements and red velvet couture, launches with a show January 28 at Colorado’s Boulder Theater that will be broadcast on NPR’s “E-Town.”

The opener is followed by a three-night stand in Fort Worth beginning February 8 and then one night each in Lenoir and Greensboro, N.C.

After that it’s off to the U.K. for a handful of shows, before returning to the states for another slate of dates beginning with a pair of shows March 6 and 7 at New York’s Blue Note. Additional dates for the tour are expected in the future.

Griffith will be backed on the tour by an array of performers, including her longtime band the Blue Moon Orchestra, and Michael Johnson, who penned the song “Bluer Than Blue,” which is featured on Torch.