The band just kicked off the West Coast leg of their tour April 13 at Seattle’s Triple Door and they’re heading down the coast, making three stops in Oregon and four stops in California, including at the Green Apple Arts & Music Festival in San Francisco April 20, before hopping back across the country for a show May 10 at the new Highline Ballroom in New York.

Next up is a trio of dates in Pennsylvania capped off by an appearance May 19 at the Spring Gulch Folk Festival in New Holland. The band is also on the bill of the Rhode Island Sustainable Living Festival (June 9) and the second WFMT “Midnight Special” Folk Festival in Chicago’s Millenium Park (September 9).

Sign is Girlyman’s third album and the first to be released by the band themselves. Their previous two CDs (Remember Who I Am and Little Star) were released on Indigo Girl Amy Ray’s indie Daemon label, but the band say they felt the time was right to do it on their own this time.

The group describes the folk/pop/bluegrass sound and signature three-part harmonies on the album as their attempt to capture the energy and spirit of the live shows that have gained them a loyal following over the past six years, both on tour with the Indigo Girls and as a national headlining act on their own.