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Kelly adds fall dates

Monday, May 6, 2019 – Ruston Kelly, who has maintained a steady touring schedule since the release of his well-received debut last fall, will continue his extensive headline tour this fall including stops at in New York, Boston, Austin and Washington.

Kelly released "Dying Star" on Rounder Records. The disc contains a lot of songs about suffering, something Kelly knows about as he has been public about substance abuse issues in the past. Kelly, who is the husband of Kacey Musgraves, recently has been on tour opening for Patty Griffin.

The new tour dates are:
Sept. 18 - Chattanooga, TN - Songbirds South Stage*
Sept. 19 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre*
Sept. 20 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
Sept. 20-22 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sept. 26 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
Sept. 27 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall*
Sept. 28 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn*
Oct. 1 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour*
Oct. 3 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent*
Oct. 4 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*
Oct. 5 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern*
Oct. 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room*
Oct. 8 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater*
Oct. 10 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's*
Oct. 12 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon*
Oct. 16 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill*
Oct. 18 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom*
Oct. 19 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar*
Oct. 20 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter*
Oct. 22 - Toronto, ON - Drake Underground
Oct. 24 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
Oct. 25 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
Oct. 26 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
Nov. 11-15 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - John Prine's "All The Best Fest"
* with special guest Donovan Woods

Tickets for the newly confirmed dates go on-sale this Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. local time.

CD reviews for Ruston Kelly

Dying Star CD review - Dying Star
There is a certain joy that comes from listening to a debut album and discovering, track by track, the arrival of a bright new talent. It's not a wet-behind-the-ears singer with a batch of anonymous songs, hoping to get radio airplay. Rather, it's someone with an already-established vision and a clear voice. Ruston Kelly's "Dying Star" may have a few too many cuss words to get the airplay it deserves, but it should be considered as one of the best debuts of the year. »»»
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: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
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