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Ida announces Chicago & West Coast Dates in support of new EP

By August 9, 2008No Comments



MP3: Ida – “Road To Ruin”

On the heels of Lovers Prayers, Ida has prepared My Fair, My Dark EP – just released by Polyvinyl on August 5th. Seven songs that stand on their own yet shine some refracted light on the goings on at the barn where Ida was simultaneously working on both Lovers Prayers and an as-yet-unreleased album with the legendary Michael Hurley. These are some of the songs that the band was playing when they thought the tape machines were turned off, loose around the edges but sealed with a kiss. This EP compiles two unreleased originals, alongside covers of songs by Anne Briggs, John & Beverley Martyn, Dolly Parton, and David Schickele. On “Late Blues,” recorded during one of Ida’s performances at The Midnight Ramble, they were joined by the mighty Levon Helm himself. Produced by Warn Defever of His Name Is Alive, art by Tara Jane O’Neil.

Ida will be playing shows in Chicago, LA, SF, Seattle and Portland in support of the new EP and band member Elizabeth Mitchell, who has become a quite popular childrens singer on her own (with releases on the Smithsonian Folkways label) will play daytime shows for kids along the way.


08/16 Chicago, IL Schubas
08/25 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe*
09/05 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill#
09/12 Seattle, WA The Vera Project%
09/15 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge%

* = w/ Lykke Li, Jesca Hoop
# = w/ Tara Jane O’Neil & Michael Hurley
% = w/ Tara Jane O’Neil


08/17 Chicago, IL Schubas – 2:30pm
08/23 Los Angeles, CA The Getty Museum – 2 sets: 4pm and 5pm
08/24 Los Angeles, CA The Getty Museum – 2 sets: 4pm and 5pm
09/07 San Francisco, CA The Swedish American Hall – 2pm
09/13 Seattle, WA Town Hall – 2 sets: 11am and 2pm
09/14 Portland, OR The Left Banke – 11am

My Fair, My Dark EP

1. My Fair, My Dark (David Shickele)
2. Don’t Wreck It
3. Road To Ruin (John & Beverly Martyn)
4. The Pain Of Loving You (Dolly Parton)
5. Late Blues (live)
6. Still Life
7. Time Has Come (Anne Briggs)

bonus track (vinyl only):

8. Darkess Night (Warn Defever)

“The Pain of Loving You” features Levon Helm on mandolin and Michael Hurley on fiddle

“Late Blues” is live at the midnight ramble w/ Levon on drums.



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