Photo by Joseph Dominguez
Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray
October 24, 2013
Southgate House Revival (Lounge) , 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
In September of 2012, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray released their first full-length offering, entitled We’re From Here. Immediately afterwards, the Americana duo (turned psych/blues/rock/folk trio) embarked on a two month tour to support that release. Their last digital-only album Live @ DC9 was recorded during the final show of that 45-date venture at DC9 in Washington, DC last November, where they shared the stage with Laura Tsaggaris and The Weathervanes. Featuring DC native Ben Tufts on drums, this live album was the conclusion to a year spent in the studio and on the stage, with thousands of miles logged on the road. Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray didn’t sleep much, but their songs have never sounded more focused or energetic.
The threesome have been hammering away in the studio on their follow-up studio effort, set for release in the Spring of 2014. They’ll be road-testing much of this new material as part of their Fall tour starting in September.