Announced via a press release in Fredericksburg, Virginia, award-winning Americana artist Karen Jonas released her new album, Lucky, Revisited, on July 19. The album is Jonas’s fourth studio album, and features new, acoustic recordings of nine songs released on her first three albums, including two cover songs.
After more than five years of nonstop touring for Jonas and her music partner, guitarist Tim Bray, the songs have taken on a life of their own, and the pair wanted to tip their hats to what the tunes have become in a live setting. “The songs grow, morphing by millimeters at each of hundreds of shows, so they always feel new,” Jonas says. “We decided to make these new recordings of songs you’ve heard on our previous records, as they are today, after so much growing.”
Lucky, Revisited examines Jonas’s finest songwriting in the sonic format that fans have heard live on tour, highlighting an easy but road-hardened chemistry, laser-sharp dynamics, and intricate arrangements. Bray’s dazzling contributions shine like never before, showcased prominently in every song. Engineer/bassist E.P Jackson stood back, capturing and supporting the unfettered performances of Jonas and Bray without interfering.
Jonas was a featured showcasing artist at SXSW in 2019 and was named “Best Americana/Country Artist” by the Washington Area Music Awards. Each of her three previous albums have garnered international acclaim and charted on both the US and UK Americana charts. She has shared stages with Dale Watson, Alabama, Joe Ely, Bob Schneider, The Lone Bellow, Brandy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Josh Morningstar, and Amanda Shires.
Jonas and Bray plan to tour in advance of and in support of Lucky, Revisited. Confirmed tour dates are listed below, and more will be announced soon.
Karen Jonas Tour Dates:
July 26 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse (album release show)
July 27 – Rixeyville, VA – Verdun Adventure Bound
Aug. 1 – Washington, DC – Kennedy Center
Aug. 2 – Fredericksburg, VA – Sounds of Summer
Aug. 3 – Ashland, VA – Iron Horse
Aug. 4 – Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA – Wilderness Run Vineyards
Aug. 9 – Roanoke, VA – Blue 5
Aug. 10 – Danville, VA – Golden Leaf
Aug. 17 – Washington, DC – DC Music Rocks Festival
Sept. 12 – Knoxville, TN – Blue Plate Special
Source: Press Release