New Kim Richey album out May plus UK tour dates

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Ohio born but long time Nashville based singer songwriter Kim Richey has announced the release of her latest album ‘Every New Beginning’ which lands on 24th May on Yep Roc. A respected artist and performer, Richey has been cited by Brandi Carlile as a formative influence.  Richey recently featured in an AUK More People Should Know About article.

The record, Richey’s 10th studio album, comprises ten songs written or co-written by Richey with the likes of Aaron Lee Tasjan and Brian Wright, amongst others, over the course of several years. It was recorded at Skinny Elephant studio in Nashville with engineer Dylan Alldredge in August 2023 and produced by Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, John Hiatt). Musical assistance came from Richey’s long-time collaborators Dan Mitchell and Neilson Hubbard, who produced Richey’s ‘Thorn in My Heart’ (2013), as well as Nashville neighbour Tasjan.

The pre-save /pre-order link for  ‘Every New Beginning’ can be found here. Pre-orders on vinyl have the option of clear Coke bottle vinyl or a limited edition (250 worldwide pressing) translucent orange vinyl that includes an autographed handwritten note from Richey.

Richey has announced a series of UK dates leading up to and beyond the release date:

May 15 – London, UK – Green Note
May 16 – Swindon, UK – The Old Stables, Cricklade
May 18 – London, UK – Half Moon, Putney
May 19 – Bristol, UK – Bristol Folk House
May 20 – Aberdeen, UK – The Blue Lamp
May 23 – Glasgow, UK – Glad Cafe
May 24 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – The Cluny 2
May 25 – York, UK – Newbald Village Hall
May 26 – Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Kitchen Garden

Ticket links here.

Richey just released the first single with video from the album. ‘Floating On The Surface’ which was written and demoed with Roger Alan Nichols. “This song is different from all the other songs on the album in that we decided to use the demo,” remembers Richey. “We tried re-recording it with the band while tracking songs for this record. We tried replacing the fake drums with real drums. We messed around with the vocals. Finally, producer Doug Lancio decided we weren’t going to beat the demo; sometimes a demo has some sort of magic sauce that you just can’t recreate.”


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