Album Scheduled For Release On May 1, 2012
Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Callaghan has just confirmed several tour dates opening for Matthew Sweet in June in Philadephia, Washington DC, and New York City (see full tour schedule below). Upcoming touring is also planned with Steve Forbert (May 19th in Fall River, MA) and Shawn Mullins (July 7th in Durham, NC). Callaghan is also planning her own headline shows, including a special Memorial Day Weekend two-Show CD release celebration in her recently-adopted hometown of Atlanta: she’s performing on May 25th at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA (acoustic show) and May 26th at the Red Clay Theater in Duluth, GA (full band show).
The UK-born, US-based performer is hitting the road in support of her soon-to-be-released album, Life In Full Colour, which comes out on May 1, 2012. The record was tracked in and around Atlanta with Grammy-nominated Shawn Mullins both producing and playing on the album. Life In Full Colour’s 12 songs present the singer’s eclectic and dynamic style, combining shades of folk, country, rock and pop into a seamless fusion of feeling and melody. The first single from the album, “Best Year,” is already receiving airplay at KMTN (Jackson Hole, WY), WFIV (Knoxville), KTAOS (Taos, NM), WBJB (New Jersey), WCLZ (Portland, ME), WCBE (Columbus, OH), and KROK (Louisiana), as well as the nationally-syndicated show Acoustic Cafe.
A long-time Mullins fan, Callaghan contacted the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter in 2009 through MySpace, and Mullins agreed to a rare collaboration and prompting her life-changing decision to move to the USA in 2010 to record the album. Callaghan left her London digs and boarded a plane headed for the American South: the experience was the inspiration for “Best Year.” She now calls Atlanta, and the United States, home.
Since moving to the US, Callaghan has toured extensively, playing in over 25 states, opening Shawn Mullins’ US tour and playing her own shows, including an official showcase at this year’s SXSW. Preview copies of Life in Full Colour have sold strongly at live shows and the album will be released on iTunes and by mail order on May 1, 2012.
CALLAGHAN TOUR SCHEDULE
4/18/2012 Raleigh, NC – Burning Coal Theater
4/19/2012 Knoxville, TN – Scruffy City Roots
4/21/2012 Roanoake, VA – Blues BBQ Co.
4/22/2012 Easton, MD – NightCat
4/23/2012 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
4/25/2012 Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
4/26/2012 New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
4/27/2012 Scarborough, ME – The Brickhouse
5/19/2012 Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts (w/Steve Forbert)
5/20/2012 New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
5/25/2012 Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic (CD Release Celebration, acoustic show)
5/26/2012 Duluth, GA – Red Clay Theater (CD Release Celebration, full band show)
6/8/2012 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live (w/Matthew Sweet)
6/9/2012 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/Matthew Sweet)
6/11/2012 New York, NY – City Winery (w/Matthew Sweet)
6/13/2012 Nashville, TN – Music City Roots
6/15/2012 Birmingham, AL – Moonlight On The Mountain
7/7/2012 Durham, NC – Casbah (w/Shawn Mullins)
7/13/2012 Three Oaks, MI – The Acorn Theater
7/22/2012 Atlanta, GA – 99X Unplugged In The Park
7/28/2012 Hayesville, NC – Peacock Playhouse