HEAVENLY FOLK-ROCK DUO
TAKES THE SHOW ON THE ROAD
"The distinguishing feature throughout is the couple's caressing harmonies, which carry on the legacy of Johnny and June, Gram and Emmylou." – Maverick
| Sarah Lee and Johnny|
"Welch and Rawlings apart – it's hard to recall two modern country voices that dovetail as elegantly as this husband and wife team… A dream." – Uncut
Throughout February and March 2008, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion will perform as a duo for headlining dates on both the West and East Coasts, and will support Greg Brown on some select North Carolina shows. The duo tours in support of their debut collaborative album, Exploration, and Irion's recently recorded solo effort, Ex Tempore.
The granddaughter of legendary folk music icon Woody Guthrie, and daughter of Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie and her songwriter-guitarist husband Johnny Irion (Dillon Fence, Queen Sarah Saturday) are an Americana jewel, and pure talents on the order of Emmylou Harris, Nicolette Larson and early Neil Young. The duo is readying new songs for their upcoming sophomore album together to be released in early 2009.
Check out JamBase's interview with Johnny Irion where he discusses Ex Tempore and their approach to music making.
Sarah Lee & Johnny Tour Dates
Wednesday, February 6, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Tuesday, February 12, The Belly Up, Solano Beach, CA
Wednesday, February 13, Tales From The Tavern, Santa Ynez, CA
Friday, February 15, The Steynberg Gallery, Coffee & Tea Room, San Luis Obispo, CA
Thursday, February 21, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
Friday, February 22, Coffee East, Easton, MD
Saturday, March 8, Irvington Town Hall, Irvington, NY
Thursday, March 20, McGlohon Theatre, Charlotte, NC*
Friday, March 21, The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC*
Saturday, March 22, The Arts Center, Carrboro, NC*
* = w/ Greg Brown