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Cornmeal sets tour

Monday, December 23, 2013 – After a hiatus while bringing together a fresh lineup, Cornmeal announces its first tour in almost a year, starting in February.

The new lineup includes the co-writing team and founding members Chris Gangi (bass) and Wavy Dave Burlingame (banjo), along with newest members Scott Tipping (guitar) formerly of Backyard Tire Fire, Drew Littell (drums), and guest appearing on fiddle (indefinitely) is Molly Healey formerly of Big Smith from Springfield, Mo.

Tour dates are:
Feb. 6 Lexington KY, Cosmic Charlies
Feb. 7 Nashville TN, 12th & Porter
Feb. 8 Carbondale IL, Hangar 9
Feb. 13 Omaha NE, The Waiting Room
Feb. 14 Fort Collins CO, Hodi's Half Note
Feb. 15 Denver CO, Bluebird Theater
Feb. 19 Oklahoma City OK, Bricktown Music Hall
Feb. 20 Fayetteville AR, George's Majestic Lounge
Feb. 21 Lawrence KS, The Bottleneck
Feb. 22 Iowa City IA, Blue Moose Tap House

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Concert Review: Romano makes sad songs sound good – Daniel Romano perhaps couldn't help himself in commanding the stage. After all, he was only up on the small stage accompanied by his backing band, The Trilliums, consisting of a fellow acoustic guitarist and a pedal steel player. So, you knew this was not going to be an ear splitting gig unless the band was pounding it - and they did not.... »»»
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