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Lewis & Clarke and Caroline Weeks to tour together this Summer

By July 2, 2009No Comments

Lewis & Clarke (top) and Caroline Weeks (bottom)

MP3: Lewis and Clarke – “Petrified Forest”

MP3: Caroline Weeks – “Elegy”

Lou Rogai is a man and Lewis & Clarke’s main-man; Caroline Weeks a woman, but not a weak woman. They met when L&C opened a tour for Bats for Lashes when Caroline was a member of Natasha Khan’s band. Musical sparks flew and they agreed to tour together one day, with Lewis & Clarke’s transcendental “I don’t cut my grass” peace-of-mind folk and Caroline Week’s Victorian “don’t tighten the corset” British folk, as folk man and folk wo-man. The time is now. L & C’s full ensemble of Karen Codd, Tom Asselin and Brothers O’hara will all be sharing with Caroline their favorite episodes of This American Life and discussing their favorite recipies, out of body experiences and Pentangle records (Rae Kwan, too) in a 15 passenger Ford Econoline Van while bringing you the finest Trans-Atlantic organic folk sounds since Sandy Denny and Jackson C. Frank.

Lewis & Clarke

The most recent sound in the organic musical lineage of Lewis & Clarke can be described as “new-folk”, “avant chamber folk”, or “neo-baroque”. Call it what you want, but it’s haunting and gorgeous. Pitchfork calls Blasts of Holy Birth “Eight tracks of delicate Beauty” and The Onion’s A/V Club notes: “Lou Rogai finally puts the lame-ass freak-folk label to rest by making an album that’s as grounded in real life as it is sublimated in ether….Rogai has a gift for speaking plainly while tonguing poetry, and his meditations on life cycles and pastoral philosophy blossom and collapse with organic grace.” (La Société Expéditionnaire)

Caroline Weeks

A veteran of more than one incarnation of the Bat For Lashes backing band since the very beginning, Caroline Weeks has kept things nice and simple on her debut solo album Songs For Edna, fingerpicked Spanish guitar motifs and subtle washes of clarinet and piano to Caroline’s simple, unadorned phrasing, sweetly lulling and cajoling the brain into a hazy state of bliss. (Manimal Vinyl)


07/24/09 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (chapel) #
07/26/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool #
07/27/09 – Boston, MA – Middle East #
07/28/09 – Portland, ME – Space #
07/29/09 – Hamden, CT – The Space #
07/30/09 – East Stroudsburg, PA – McMunn Planetarium
07/31/09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks #
08/01/09 – Chicago, IL – Hotti Biscotti $
08/03/09 – Milwaukee, WI- Sugar Maple #
08/04/09 – Iowa City, IA – Public Space One #%

# w/ Corridor
% w/ Caleb Engstrom
$ w/ Mako Sica


08/09/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
08/11/09 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
08/13/09 – Portland, OR – Holocene
08/14/09 – Seattle, WA – Jewel Box Theater


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