Vermont’s own Myra Flynn has a brand new album “Half Pigeon”, as well as upcoming tour dates with fellow Burlington legend Gregory Douglass before her big move to the land down under. Half Pigeon adds a third album to Flynn’s catalog of original music, building on the critical success of her debut Crooked Measures (2009) and sophomore release For the Record (2011). Produced by Matt Bogdanow of Plushgun, Half Pigeon was recorded at Motherbrain studio (Brooklyn), and features guest appearances by Gregory Douglass and Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio). Find it on iTunes and make sure to check out her site.
And as for her current tour and colloboration with Gregory Douglass…
These two of Vermont’s premiere singer/songwriters will join forces on a highly anticipated Northeast tour that includes shows in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont. The “Alone Together” tour brings the critically acclaimed performers to Blue in Portland on September 19th. The artists are billing their shows’ format as “Fleetwood Mac style,” with Flynn and Douglass swapping individual songs, singing together, and sharing a band comprised of New York City-based musicians who have worked with each other on multiple projects.
“Myra and I have starkly different vocal sounds that are shockingly complimentary of each other’s distinct approach when we collaborate,” Douglass said. “I think these shows will be a collaboration of resounding depth and soul from two indie songwriters who mean business.” Douglass, an internationally renowned independent musician, has shared stages with such artists as They Might Be Giants, Shawn Colvin, The Weepies, Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor, and Margaret Cho. A recent spotlight on NPR’s “Morning Edition” coined him “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.”
Flynn said, “Greg and I have been musical collaborators for several years as well as great friends. I think we bring out not only the best, but the most interesting versions of our musical selves. Audiences are in for one awesome aural ride.” Flynn has previously shared the stage with the likes of Ivan Neville, Alexa Ray Joel, Slick Rick, Anais Mitchell, and Lee “Scratch” Perry. For Flynn, these shows are part of a CD release tour in support of her junior album, Half Pigeon, which drops August 31st.
Matt Bogdanow produced the new release, which was recorded at The Mother Brain studio in Brooklyn. “ Kip Malone, of TV on the Radio, is a featured guest performer on the album, which Flynn says is her best work to date. Besides the release of a new CD, this tour holds special meaning for Flynn. A native of Vermont, Flynn has lived in Brooklyn the past two years and plans to move to Australia in October. “These will be my last U.S. shows for awhile,” she said.