“Equal Parts Buck Owens And Johnny And June” – Hear A New Sally & George Song Via American Songwriter
January 26, 2017 - Today, Sally & George – the Nashville based duo of Shelby Means (“Sally,” ex-Della Mae) and Joel Timmons (“George,” Sol Driven Train) – premiere a new song from their debut album Tip My Heart (out February 10th) via American Songwriter.
American Songwriter says it’s “a song that is equal parts Buck Owens (‘Love’s Gonna Live Here’) and Johnny and June.”
Listen to “Love Is Gonna Live” here.
NPR Music made Tip My Heart’s title track a “Songs We Love” pick recently, saying “if Buddy Holly is somehow still capable of hearing the sounds emanating from this mortal plane, there's a good chance he's sporting a broad grin upon encountering ‘Tip My Heart.’” And The Bluegrass Situation recently premiered album standout “Hey Wow.”
A chance encounter at the 2012 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion was the beginning of the journey that led Shelby and Joel to create Sally & George. With Tip My Heart, Sally & George have made an engaging, eclectic album. It’s a thoughtful meditation on Means and Timmons courtship and love (the duo got engaged in July 2016 on a mountain in North Carolina after work on Tip My Heart was completed).
The album deftly moves from rollicking, electrified rockers to stripped down, gauzy reflections on love and faith, to walking bass-led country-indebted duets. All of it is done tastefully, with an earnestness that does not shy away from humor or the occasional cuss word.
A full list of current tour dates is below, including Folk Alliance and a slot at Bristol Rhythm & Roots in September.
Sally & George – Current 2017 Tour Dates
Jan 24-26 - Tortola, BVI - Quito's Gazebo
Jan 27-28 - St. John, USVI - Beach Bar
Jan 29 - St. Thomas, USVI - Hull Bay Hideaway
Feb 1 - St. Thomas, USVI - Latitude 18
Feb 2 - St. Croix, USVI - Lyric Sails
Feb 3 - St. Croix, USVI - Cheeseburgers
Feb 4 - St. Croix, USVI - Eat at Cane Bay
Feb 5 - St. Croix, USVI - Rhythms at Rainbows
Feb 8 - St. Thomas, USVI - Latitude 18
Feb 9 - St. Thomas, USVI - Doghouse Pub
Feb 14 - Nashville, TN - Michael Weintrob Photography Studio - (Tip My Heart Release Party)
Feb 17-19 - Kansas City, KS - Folk Alliance International
Feb 21 - Knoxville, TN - Barley's Taproom
Feb 23 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
Feb 24 - Lexington, KY - Willie's Locally Known
Feb 25 - Saluda, NC - Purple Onion
Feb 26 - Nashville, TN - Acme Feed & Seed
Mar 2 - Brevard, NC - 185 King
Mar 3-4 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Wine and Food Festival
Mar 5 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House
Mar 7 – Raleigh, NC - Beer & Banjos Series at Raleigh Times Bar
Mar 8 - Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse
Mar 11 – New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Mar 15 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean
Mar 16 - Hanover, NH - Skinny Pancake
Mar 18 - Cambridge, MA - Toad
Mar 19 - Nashua, NH - Riverwalk Cafe
For more information on Sally & George, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.