Andersson starts her travels with a pair of shows August 12-13 at The Living Room in New York City and will mix headlining shows with opening gigs through the end of October.
Dates on the books include August 16 at Canaan Valley State Park in Davis, W.Va. (with Jim Bianco), August 22 at Recher Theatre in Towson, Md. (with Danielia Cotton), August 31 at Callahans in Mobile, Ala., September 9 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Ariz. (with Squeeze), September 16 at Showbox at the Market in Seattle (with Squeeze), September 26 at The 8X10 in Baltimore (with Assembly of Dust), October 4 at the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana, October 24 at IOTA Club & Café in Arlington, Va., and November 1 at Schubas Tavern in Chicago (with Ane Brun).
Tickets for some of the singer’s opening gigs are available at Ticketmaster.com.
The Swedish-born Andersson played every instrument on Hummingbird, Go!, with the exception of “Now I Know,” which is a duet with legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, and “Innan Du Går,” a duet with Norwegian singer Brun.
With the help of a loop pedal, the singer took elements from her life and surroundings – her Swedish upbringing, her New Orleans home, the locusts in her garden, the water-filled soda bottles that doubled for a vibraphone on “The Waltz” – and recorded both demos and finished tracks for the project in her kitchen.
“I did all this crazy stuff,” Andersson said. “Instead of a keyboard, I filled up wine glasses with different amounts of water, and rubbed the rims, to get different notes; I’d seen a clown do that when I was a kid.
“The kitchen sounds amazing, it has wonderful, natural reverb.”
And Andersson’s D.I.Y. ethic didn’t stop there. While mixing the album in Sweden with producer Linus Larsson (Peter Bjorn and John, Mercury Rev), the singer needle felted 1,500 individual CD jackets for the teaser EP I the River, which quickly sold out.
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