Hear The “Vintage Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart” In Sally & George’s “Tip My Heart” Via NPR Music
January 5, 2017 - “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.’” That’s what NPR Music says in their “Songs We Love” write-up of the title track from Sally & George’s debut album Tip My Heart (out February 10th).
They go on to say “the vintage rock 'n' roll heart that shines through this song represents a link to the pre-Boomer generation. Holly's guileless but ineluctable hooks and The Everly Brothers' penchant for marrying pop moves with rock's rhythmic muscle are touchstones here. And the handclaps that provide the track with perfect rhythmic punctuation lend both a mid-'60s touch and just the slightest whiff of retro-conscious postmodernism.”
Listen to “Tip My Heart” here.
A chance encounter at the 2012 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion was the beginning of the journey that led ex-Della Mae member Shelby Means and Sol Driven Train’s Joel Timmons to create the duo Sally & George. With Tip My Heart, Sally & George have made an engaging, eclectic album. It’s a thoughtful meditation on Means’ (Sally) and Timmons’ (George) 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 tour dates below, including Folk Alliance and a slot at Bristol Rhythm & Roots in September.
Sally & George – Current 2017 Tour Dates
Jan 6 - Charleston, SC Charleston - Pour House
Jan 14 - Nashville, TN - Acme Feed and Seed
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
For more information on Sally & George, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.