29 March, 2016Print
Maggie Rose Releases First of Double EP Set -- 'The Variety Show - Vol.1' -- on April 8Rose adds tour dates with Rachel Platten and Randy Houser + Festival Slots with Brad Paisley, Lee Brice, more
After more than a year in the studio working with some of music's biggest names, Maggie Rose -- the genre-defying, Play It Again-hitmaker -- reemerges as one of Nashville's most "astute" (New York Times) producers, artists and songwriters. The first of her forthcoming double EP set -- 'The Variety Show. Vol.1' -- will be released to all streaming platforms and iTunes on April 8. This innovative mix of pop melodies and gospel influence with a strong, roots-country foundation showcases how her continuously evolving style makes her one of the torchbearers of the New Nashville sound, in what The Washington Post hails as "less an act of reinvention than liberation."
With the scene-stealing, avant-pop look and sound of Debbie Harry, Gwen Stefani and Annie Lennox, her DIY, punk-inspired elegance transcends norms both socially and stylistically, resulting in a collection of music which the Vogue "It" girl states she created "without staying within the confines of what is considered 'radio friendly,' [creating] without reservations and without apologies."
With tracks ranging from "effervescent" (The Washington Post) pop-rock songs --"Same Sky" -- to roots-leaning numbers, her unique approach to this record has landed her tour slots with acts ranging from pop-sensation Rachel Platten, to GRAMMY-winning rapper Wale at SXSW, to Country-favorite Randy Houser, to festival slots opening for Brad Paisley, Lee Brice and more.
"I really wanted to drive home the variety-show element of these releases," says Maggie. "For people who know me, this EP will harken back to where I started, but it will also show the range of things I've been involved in and where I'm going."
Building on her multifaceted flair as both an artist and creator, Rose hits the road this Spring, headlining her own tour with The Morrison Brothers -- an act she's currently producing. With stops slated in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Nashville, Philadelphia and New York City, Rose is eager to "reacquaint" her fans with her new project. A complete list of tour dates is available below, but for more information visit iammaggierose.com.
Maggie Rose On Tour:
Thurs., April 7 - Decatur, GA at Eddie's Attic
Fri., April 8 - Boston, MA at Boston University, GSU Plaza
Sat., April 16 - Ormond Beach, FL at Jester's Live***
Thurs., April 28 - New York, NY at Webster Studio*
Fri., April 29 - Philadelphia, PA at World Cafe Live Upstairs*
Sat., April 30 - Washington, D.C. at 9:30 Club*
Fri., May 20 - Nashville, TN at 3rd & Lindsley*
Thurs., May 26 - Rosemont, IL at Joe's Live
Sat., May 28 - Madison, WI at Brat Fest
Sat., Aug., 6 - Blue Ash, OH at Buckle Up Music Festival+
Sat., Aug., 13 - Minong, WI at Northwoods Music Festival++
Sun., Sept. 4 - Woodstock, CT at Woodstock Fair**
***denotes direct support for Randy Houser
**denotes direct support for Rachel Platten
*denotes The Morrison Brothers as support
+denotes support for Brad Paisley
++denotes support for Lee Brice
Follow Maggie Rose here:
Official Website: iammaggierose.com