Speace is hitting the road with The Tearjerks in support of her sophomore Wildflower Records release, The Killer In Me, which drops March 10. She’ll get into the swing of things at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston Jan. 8, stopping along the way at cafés and clubs from coast to coast and wrapping at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve in Austin, Texas, Aug. 1.

Dates include Crossroads Coffeehouse in Winnsboro, Texas (Jan. 10); Joe’s Pub in NYC (Jan. 15); Hotel Café in Hollywood, Calif. (Jan. 28); Berkeley Café in Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 8); Museum Of Commerce in Pensacola, Fla. (March 5); Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J. (March 10); River City Grille in Marble Falls, Texas (March 17); Circle Of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, Ma. (April 4); Chicago’s Uncommon Ground (April 16); Minstrel Coffeehouse in Morristown, N.J. (May 1), and Aten Place in Boyne Falls, Mich. (June 27).

Speace is also appearing at the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 18-21.

Ticket information is available on Speace’s Web site.

The Killer In Me, which was produced by Jim Mastro (Bongos, Health and Happiness Show), signals a departure of sorts for Speace, who spent a year in a cabin in New York’s Catskills mountains working on the album.

“Jim said, ‘You have an opportunity here to write the songs that you’ve been avoiding writing,’” Speace said. “He was very blunt and kicked my ass and said, ‘You need to write some songs that cut to the heart of the matter.’ That was exactly what I needed to hear.”