Po’ Girl Playing Releasing New Record, Playing Living Room Tonight, Touring Extensively

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Po’ Girl – “No Shame”

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Po’ Girl play live, in fact Allison Russell (the principal singer and songwriter) is the only member that remains since I saw them at the now defunct Bottom Line circa 2003. The band’s still around though, and the new lineup featuring Russell, Awna Teixeira, Benny Sidelinger, and Mikey “Lightning” August are taking their show on the road throughout February and March for the “No Shame Tour”. If you’re brave enough to go outside in this weather, you can catch them tonight (Feb 26) at the Living Room at 9PM (Buy Tickets), they’ll also (allegedly) be playing a secret show tomorrow night somewhere in Brooklyn. I wish I could tell you where that one will be, but I have no idea. Here’s a little more background on the “No Shame Tour”:

Po’ Girl will be raising money to benefit the National Children’s Alliance (http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org) in the USA and Little Warriors (http://www.littlewarriors.ca) in Canada. Partial proceeds of all Po’Girl merchandise sales from their shows will be donated to these groups. Allison Russell of Po’Girl will also be fund raising by collecting donations in support of her running the Athens, Ohio marathon on April 11, 2010 at the conclusion of the “No Shame Tour”. One hundred percent of these donations will go to benefit the two child abuse prevention organizations. It’s all a part of following their bliss….

Russell is the survivor of ten years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adopted father. She wrote the song “No Shame” in 2006 when she found out that he had been released from prison. Po’Girl recorded “No Shame” on their critically acclaimed album Deer in the Night in 2009. “No Shame” was featured on the radio program The Vinyl Cafe in May 2009. Host Stuart Mclean wrote a beautiful piece about the song and Alli’s history; the reception from listeners was overwhelming. [PoGirl.net]

This “No Shame” tour will lead into the “Follow Your Bliss” tour, where the band will be promoting their new album, conveniently titled Follow Your Bliss. Follow Your Bliss was recorded last month during a three week stint in Chicago with engineer Zach Goheen at the helm. The new album will be released in April/May 2010 in Europe and on June 8th, 2010 in North America. It will be available for digital download worldwide as of May 2010.

Lots more Po’ Girl tour dates after the jump.

Po’ Girl 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 26 2010 The Living Room – No Shame Tour New York City, NY
Feb 27 2010 Secret Show! w/ JT Nero Brooklyn, NY
Feb 28 2010 WVBR – NONESUCH Ithaca, NY
Feb 28 2010 Castaways w/ JT Nero Ithaca, NY
Mar 01 2010 Iron Horse Music Hall – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Northampton, MA
Mar 02 2010 Johnny D’s – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Somerville, MA
Mar 03 2010 One Longfellow Square – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Portland, ME
Mar 04 2010 Funk ’N Waffles – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Syracuse, NY
Mar 05 2010 Club Cafe – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 06 2010 The Ark – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 09 2010 Dublin St United Church – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero and Noise and the Ghost Guelph, ON
Mar 10 2010 Hugh’s Room – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Toronto, ON
Mar 11 2010 House Concert – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Peterborough, ON
Mar 12 2010 Black Sheep Inn – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Wakefield, ON
Mar 13 2010 L’Astral – Jazz All Year Round w/ JT Nero Montreal, Quebec
Mar 14 2010 Club Metronome w/ JT Nero Burlington, VT
Mar 18 2010 Vintage Bistro And Lounge w/ JT Nero Hampton, NB
Mar 19 2010 Evergreen Theatre Margaretsville, NS
Mar 20 2010 Point Rock Concerts – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Fall River, NS
Mar 20 2010 Point Rock Concerts Fall River, NS
Mar 21 2010 The Carleton – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Halifax, NS
Mar 21 2010 The Carleton Halifax, NS
Mar 22 2010 The Carleton – No Shame Tour w/ JT Nero Halifax, NS
Mar 22 2010 The Carleton Halifax, NS
Apr 23 2010 Concert in the Woods w/ JT Nero Lage Vuursche
Apr 24 2010 Huis Verloren w/ JT Nero Hoorn
Apr 25 2010 Cultureel Podium Roepaen w/ JT Nero Ottersum
Apr 26 2010 Meneer Frits w/ JT Nero Eindhoven
Apr 27 2010 Folk in de Walden w/ JT Nero Oentsjerk
Apr 28 2010 Paradiso w/ JT Nero Amsterdam
Apr 30 2010 JZ Karo w/ JT Nero Kesel
May 01 2010 Oosterpoort w/ JT Nero Groningen
May 07 2010 Calstock Villlage Hall – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Calstock – Cornwall
May 08 2010 Exeter Phoenix Arts Center – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Devon – Exeter
May 09 2010 Ropetackle w/ Hullabaloo Community Choir Shoreham-on-Sea
May 11 2010 Band on The Wall – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Manchester
May 12 2010 Students Guild – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Wrexham – Wales
May 13 2010 Brewery Arts Center – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Cumbria
May 14 2010 The Lumiaire – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero London
May 15 2010 Whitstable Folk Club @ The Royal Native Oyster – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Whitstable
May 16 2010 Railli Hall – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Hove
May 18 2010 Swindon Art Centre – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Swindon
May 19 2010 The Holywell Music Room w/ The Epstein Oxford
May 20 2010 St Bonaventura Social Club – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Bristol – Avon
May 21 2010 Forest Art Centre – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Christchurch – Dorset
May 22 2010 Electric Palace – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Bridport – Dorset
May 23 2010 The Glee Club – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Birmingham
May 25 2010 The Blue Bell Inn – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Hempsted – Saffron Walden
May 26 2010 The Hop – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Wakefield – Yorkshire
May 27 2010 The Darwin Suit – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Derby
May 28 2010 Ireby Festival – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Ireby
May 29 2010 The Trades Club – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Yorkshire
May 30 2010 The Cluny – Follow Your Bliss UK Tour w/ JT Nero Newcastle upon Tyne
Jun 05 2010 The Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre – Follow Your Bliss Ireland Tour w/ JT Nero Dublin
Jun 06 2010 The Black Box – Follow Your Bliss Ireland Tour w/ JT Nero Belfast
Jun 12 2010 Eaves Movie Ranch – Thirsty Ear Festival Santa Fe, NM
Jun 19 2010 Private Party Silver City, NM
Jun 25 2010 Kate Wolf Festival Laytonville, CA
Jul 02 2010 New Bedford Summerfest – Barrel of Music – New Bedford, MA
Jul 09 2010 Vancouver Island Music Festival Vancouver Island, BC
Jul 17 2010 Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Vancouver, BC
Aug 04 2010 Summer Bandstand Series Santa Fe, NM
Aug 05 2010 Rio Grande Botanic Garden Albuquerque, NM
Aug 24 2010 Ballard Park – Concerts Happening in Ridgefield Park Ridgefield, CT
Aug 27 2010 Wilderness State Park – Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Ontonagon, MI
Sep 02 2010 Strawberry Music Festival Groveland, CA
Sep 10 2010 Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters Folk Festival Sisters, OR
Sep 18 2010 Pistol River Friendship Hall Pistol River, OR
Sep 24 2010 Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA
Oct 22 2010 The Dream Cafe Penticton, BC
Oct 23 2010 Okanagan Mission Community Hall Kelowna, BC
Oct 26 2010 Old Firehall Rossland, BC
Oct 27 2010 Old Firehall Rossland, BC
Oct 31 2010 Geomatic Attic – Po’ Girl Halloween Show Lethbridge, ON
Nov 05 2010 Buckhorn Opera House Pinos Altos, NM
Nov 12 2010 Swallow Hill Denver, CO

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