Recorded in Nashville, Edgeland is Richey’s eighth studio album was produced by Brad Jones (Over the Rhine, Hayes Carll, Josh Rouse). A who’s who of Nashville players joined Richey in
the studio, including Dan Dugmore (multi-instrumentalist); Jerry Roe (drums); Pat Sansone (multi-instrumentalist); Doug Lancio (multi-instrumentalist); Dan Cohen (multi-instrumentalist); Chris
Carmichael (string arranger); and Robyn Hitchcock (guitar).
The follow up to 2013’s Thorn In My Heart, the album offers 12 original compositions and features songwriting collaborations with Maendo Sanz, Mike Henderson, Bill Deasy, Al Anderson, Jenny Queen, Harry Hoke, Chuck Prophet and Pat McLaughlin, with the latter two also playing guitar and mandolin, respectively, on the album.
Since the release of her 1995 self-titled debut album, Richey has “won raves for her sweetly alluring, folk-friendly brand of country” (World Café), while Bitter Sweet (1997) and Glimmer (1999) cemented her status as a gifted singer/songwriter. Subsequent releases – Rise (2002), Chinese Boxes (2007), and Wreck Your Wheels (2010), and Thorn In My Heart (2013) – followed and garnered acclaim that “she writes some of the most beguiling melodies and freshest chord changes of her generation.” (Los Angeles Times).
As a songwriter, Richey has written two Number One hits for Radney Foster (“Nobody Wins”) and Trisha Yearwood (“Believe Me Baby”), the latter of which was Grammy-nominated, as well as tunes for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gretchen Peters, Patty Loveless, Jamie Lawson and Jim Lauderdale. Her vocals also appear on Jason Isbell’s praised Southeastern album as well as albums by Ryan Adams and Shawn Colvin.
The album is now available for pre-order.
UK tour dates supporting Gretchen Peters:
19 May - Stamford Corn Exchange, Stamford
20 May - The Stables, Milton Keynes
22 May - The Queens Hall, Edinburgh
23 May - The Sage, Gateshead
25 May - Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
26 May - The Atkinson, Southport
27 May - RNCM, Manchester
30 May - Leeds City Varieties, Leeds
31 May - The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
02 June - St. George’s Hall, Bristol
03 June - Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
12 June - St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
13 June - Cadogan Hall, London