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Vince Gll plans acoustic tour

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 – Vince Gill will go the acoustic route on a tour starting in mid-August and ending near Thanksgiving. The tour is being billed as A Special Acoustic Evening With Vince Gill. Accompanied only by pianist Pete Wasner and percussionist Billy Thomas,Gill will present an array of his songs along with some new material. genuine warmth.

"In 2006 and 2007, I toured with a 17-piece band so I could reproduce the sounds of These Days, the new album I'd made," Gill said, "And it was a lot of fun. This year, I'm not out promoting a new album so I wanted to do something really different. Recently I saw James Taylor on his tour. It was a kind of one-man band show, with just him, a piano player and all those great songs. I really enjoyed watching it, and I knew I would enjoy performing in that setting as well. So I'm going to tour basically the same way - pared down and informal."

Tour dates are:
Aug. 18 / Wellington, OH / Lorain County Fair
Aug. 20 / Westbury, NY / Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury
Aug. 21 / Morristown, NJ / Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 22 / Chautauqua, NY / Chautauqua Institution
Aug. 23 / Highmount, NY / Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
Aug. 24 / Torrington, CT / Warner Theatre
Aug. 27 / Williamsport, PA / Community Arts Center
Aug. 28 / Lancaster, PA / American Music Theatre
Aug. 29 / Hyannis, MA / Cape Cod Melody Tent
Aug. 30 / Cohasset, MA / South Shore Music Circus
Aug. 31 / Hampton Beach, NH / Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sept. 17 / Wausau, WI / Grand Theatre On Arts Block
Sept. 18 / Joliet, IL / Rialto Square Theatre
Sept. 19 / Arnold, MO / Rickman Auditorium
Sept. 20 / Mason City, IA / North Iowa Community College Auditorium
Sept. 21 / Kansas City, MO / Midland Theatre
Sept. 23 / Ashland, KY / Paramount Arts Center
Sept. 24 / Bloomington, IN / Indiana University Auditorium
Sept. 25 / Wabash, IN / Honeywell Center
Sept. 26 / Cincinnati, OH / Aronoff Center for the Arts
Sept 27 / Muncie, IN / Emens Auditorium
Oct. 21 / Mesa, AZ / Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater
Oct. 22 / Palm Desert, CA / McCallum Theatre For The Performing Arts
Oct. 23 / Bakersfield, CA / Majestic Fox Theater
Oct. 24 / Turlock, CA / Turlock Community Theatre
Oct. 25 / Los Angeles, CA / Walt Disney Concert Hall
Oct. 26 / Visalia, CA / Visalia Fox Theatre
Oct. 28 / Escondido, CA / California Center for the Arts
Oct. 29 / Santa Rosa, CA / Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Oct. 30 / Monterey, CA / Golden State Theatre
Nov. 1 / Greeley, CO / Union Colony Civic Center
Nov. 2 / Denver, CO / Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Nov. 15 / Clearwater, FL / Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov. 16 / Melbourne, FL / King Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 18 / West Palm Beach, FL / Raymond Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 19 / Jacksonville, FL / Florida Theatre
Nov. 20 / Spartanburg, SC / Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 21 / Salem, VA / Salem Civic Center
Nov. 22 / Virginia Beach, VA / Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 23-24 Alexandria, VA / The Birchmere

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These Days CD review - These Days
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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