Holly Golightly’s ‘Coulda Shoulda Woulda’ Tour

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs ride again as the English singer/songwriter and Texan multi-instrumentalist / vocalist  Lawyer Dave saddle up for some road action in support of a new album coming out in October.

The duo’s latest – Coulda Shoulda Woulda – is due out Oct. 16 via Transdreamer Records.

“When you do something for a really long time, it stands to reason that you’re gonna become more proficient at it,” Golightly said.

Golightly, who was named after the main character in Truman Capote’s “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” definitely knows what she’s talking about.  With more than 25 years in the biz and 35-plus albums behind her, Golightly was a DIY pioneer long before doing-it-yourself had its own acronym.  Living in Georgia and recording several albums with partner Lawyer Dave has taken her on a journey through gospel, blues, folk and other Americana pathways to develop a sound that’s as personable as it is accessible.  Tracks on the new LP include “Apt. 34,” described as “white-trash tango,” and “Christmas Is A Lie,” portrayed as a “heart-tugging holiday themed” song.  The duo also tackled the cautionary “Marijuana, the Devil’s Flower,” recorded in the ’50s by Mr. Sunshine.

But Golightly and Dave didn’t go it alone.  The duo also called in neighbor Jeff Walls of Woggles / Guadalcanal Diary who added guitar to three tracks.

“I’m really thrilled with this one, and I really think that it’s exceptional and shows how far we’ve progressed,” Golightly said.  “We’re always asking ourselves, what can we do on this one that will be different, that will make it interesting for us and interesting for other people?

“I really like the short song format, because if a song is written from the heart, it can tell a story and it can make you feel all these things.  Or it can just go ‘gabba gabba hey,’ and it can still make you feel something.”

Come October you’ll be able to buy the album and see Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs in action.  Here are the tour dates:

Oct. 24 – Belmar, N.J., 10th Ave Burrito Company
Oct. 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Oct. 27 – New York, N.Y., The Mercury Lounge
Oct. 28 – Cambridge, Mass., Atwoods Tavern
Oct. 29 – Portland, Maine, Blue
Oct. 30 – New Haven, Conn., Cafe Nine
Nov. 1 – Rochester, N.Y., The Bug Jar
Nov. 2 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Motr Pub
Nov. 3 – Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Tavern
Nov. 4 – Hamtramck, Mich., Small’s
Nov. 5 – Chicago, Ill., Township
Nov. 6 – St. Paul, Minn., Clown Lounge
Nov. 7 – Omaha, Neb., O’Leaver’s

Some shows are already on sale.  Check out HollyGolightly.com for more information.