The Grahams Touring In Support Of New Album “Riverman’s Daughter” – Coming To Arnold’s on 9/28

The Grahams
The Grahams

The Grahams
Sept 28, 2013
Arnold’s Bar and Grill
210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH
9pm, Free

Alyssa and Doug have played together in a variety of musical endeavors, and have performed at downtown New York City clubs such as Joe’s Pub, The Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall, as well as nationally and internationally from California to Paris, London, Tokyo, and beyond. They have collaborated on two Alyssa Graham albums, winning considerable critical acclaim. The New York Times has praised her “sumptuous and flexible croon.” American Songwriter called her Lock, Stock & Soul (2012) an “immaculately constructed set” and named her Writer of The Week. Marie Claire magazine showcased her as an “Artist You Need To Hear.”

More than anything else in The Grahams’ body of work to date, Riverman’s Daughter is a unified, fully realized concept album. Alyssa and Doug wrote the 12 songs (and one bonus track) that comprise the work-and many others-as they progressed along the Great River Road that parallels the Mississippi. They stopped in various juke joints, exchanging stories and playing music with the locals. At the end of their journey, they holed up in a houseboat in rural Louisiana where the Mississippi spills into the Atchafalaya swamp, and periodically invited friends and musicians on board to help them hone the material.

The songs that made the album range from ’70s country rock (“Carrying The Torch”) to spirited folk (“The Piney River”) and barn dance playfulness (“Revival Time”). As recording began, The Grahams found a kindred spirit in Malcolm Burn, who suggested they record live to tape, without headphones or isolation-a choice that transposes to the album the naturalness and immediacy that characterized the writing. They recorded in Nashville with mostly simple acoustic accompaniment by Burn (bass, piano, guitar, backing vocals), Bryan Owings (drums, percussion), Phil Madeira (guitar, dobro, lap steel, mando guitar), Colin Linden (banjo, dobro, electric guitar), Steve Fishell (pedal steel, dobro) and Chris Carmichael (strings). The Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther and Cody Dickinson (guitars and drums, respectively) play on several tracks.


Sep 5      Martini Ranch                  Scottsdale, AZ
Sep 6      McCabe’s                       Santa Monica, CA
Sep 9      Muddy Waters Cafe          Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 10     Hotel Cafe                      Los Angeles, CA
Sep 11     Hotel Utah                      San Francisco, CA
Sep 12     Blue Monk                       Portland, OR
Sep 16     El Corazon Lounge            Seattle, WA
Sep 17     Neuroflux                        Boise, ID
Sep 18     Kilby Court                      Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 19     The Walnut Room             Denver, CO
Sep 21     Czar                              Kansas City, MO
Sep 22     Vaudeville Mews              Des Moines, IA
Sep 23     The Nether Bar                Minneapolis, MN
Sep 24     Township                       Chicago, IL
Sep 26     The Pike Room                 Pontiac, MI
Sep 27     Rockstar @ Peabody’s       Cleveland, OH
Sep 28     Arnold’s                          Cincinnati, OH
Sep 29     The New Vintage              Louisville, KY
Sep 30     Willie’s Locally Known        Lexington-Fayette, KY
Oct 1       Natalie’s                         Colombus, OH
Oct 7       The Basement                 Nashville, TN