BROOKE WAGGONER’S SWEVEN OUT NOW ON SWOON MOON MUSIC
U.S. TOUR UNDERWAY
“[On “Fink”] The Nashville-based pianist and arranger conjures images of a nervous tightrope dance–with lush, soaring strings and appreciated keys teetering over a bedrock drum beat.” —Utne Reader
“Waggoner embraces a surprising, unconventional, sophisticated style of pop that veers toward the symphonic.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Waggoner’s music is brimming with kooky, clever lyrics, delivered by reedy soprano…” —The Washington Post
“[On “Widow Maker”] “It’s a fast, upbeat ear-worm featuring an electric organ and a scientific spoken word breakdown.” —American Songwriter
“…her most ambitious work to date…” —Flood Magazine
Brooke Waggoner’s new album Sweven is out now on Swoon Moon Records. She is currently on the road playing her hometown of Nashville on January 16. She’ll hit major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. as well as performance with Wilco at NPR’s “Mountain Stage.” Please see full list of dates below.
The classically trained pianist, songwriter and arranger self-produced and recorded her new album in Turquoise Noise studio in her hometown of Nashville. Waggoner handpicked a close group of musicians and family members to work on these recordings and created music throughout the latter half of 2014. She had a self-imposed deadline for the recording saying, “My only goal was to finish it before my son was born. It came down literally to the day.” Waggoner recently premiered a new video for her track “Ovenbird” HERE.
While creating the music for the album, Waggoner found herself drawing on her present while revisiting her earliest work. She sought to continue an ongoing theme started in her debut EP Fresh Pair of Eyes, which the London Sunday Times called, “One of the most exciting releases to come out of America in 2007.” She wanted to tackle directly a conversation about aging of which she says, “the beauty that lies within every notch on your belt, the good ones and the bad.”
The Texas native has worked with a wide collection of artists including Jack White, playing piano on his solo projects Blunderbuss and Lazaretto, plus orchestrating strings on the new Dead Weather album Dodge and Burn. Waggoner was also a member of the all female touring band,
The Peacocks, for White’s Blunderbuss. Notably, she has also played piano on Beck’s song “I’m Down” and arranged for ABC’s “Nashville.” Her album Originator debuted at #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and was heralded by Entertainment Weekly as a “bold step forward.” That same year, she played festivals including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. Her songs have been widely used in television licensing including programs such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Pretty Little Liars” and others.
For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
BROOKE WAGONEER TOUR DATES
* with Good Buddy
† with Wilco
‡ with Eternals
§ with The Cowards Choir & Angela Sheik
** with The Cowards Choir
January 16 /// Nashville, TN /// EastSide Manor *
January 28 /// Dallas, TX /// Musicbed In-House Concert Series
February 14 /// Charleston, W /// NPR’s Mountain Stage †
February 16 /// Boston, MA /// Berklee’s Cafe 939 ‡
February 17 /// New York, NY /// Rockwood
February 19 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Cafe Live §
February 20 /// Washington, D.C. /// Sixth & I Historic Synagogue * *
February 27 /// Knoxville, TN /// Central Collective
March 3 /// Oxford, MS /// Thacker Mountain Radio @ Lyric
March 4 /// Oxford, MS /// Music in The Hall