The ever-evolving violinist Emily Wells has stripped down her 2012 release Mama into a more subdued version, and will be releasing the outcome digitally and on vinyl this summer.
Set for release June 11, Mama Acoustic Recordings will reveal Wells using only guitar and voice to rework the songs from last year’s album – only one new song, “Los Angeles,” enters the mix.
Her decision to reinvent the dance/hip hop/classical combination that was Mama stems partly from the admiring response Wells received for her acoustic “Darlin,” which was released as a bonus track on that album. Says Wells:
I’ve always been sort of stunned at how, as an artist, people expect you to keep doing the same thing, and I never do.
Here’s a rundown of the upcoming album release:
Mama Acoustic Recordings Track Listing
03. Los Angeles
04. No Good
05. Johnny Cash’s Mama’s House
06. Mama’s Gonna Give You Love
07. Let Your Guard Down
08. Fire Song
09. Dirty Sneakers & Underwear
10. Piece of It
Wells will soon be presenting her impressive showmanship on a tour throughout the U.S. – below is a complete listing of the upcoming stops.
Emily Wells Tour Dates
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Apr 07: Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival
May 01: Mechanicsburg, PA – Larsen Student Union at Messiah College
May 02: Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
May 03: Buffalo, NY – Ninth Ward
May 05: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
May 08: Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
May 09: Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio
May 10: Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
May 17: Blairstown, NJ – Historic Blairstown Theater
Jun 13: Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Jun 14: San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Jun 19: Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Jun 20: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Aug 8: Hart, MI – Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (Main Stage)