"You need only experience Madison Cunningham once to become a believer in this Orange County songwriter" —Rita Houston

“Poised and precise in her singing and ace guitar playing… Madison Cunningham might not conjure a comparison to Fiona Apple on first listen, but…with [her] wonderfully tangled imagery and cutting self-awareness, shows she’s an heir to that queen’s powerful throne.” –NPR Music

“A voice that was reminiscent of Stevie Nicks...  her set was sweet and filled with the energy that only comes from a California artist. ” –WXPN's "The Key"

“expert chugs of electric guitar... for fans of Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley. ” –Rolling Stone Country

The new LP from 22-year-old rising guitarist and songwriter Madison Cunningham, Who Are You Now, is out today via Verve Forecast; listen HERE. Cunningham recently performed on “CBS This Morning: Saturday;” watch “Trouble Found Me,” “Something to Believe In,” and “Pin It Down.”

Watch Cunningham’s recent interview and performance on AOL Build:
Listen to her interview and performance with WNYC’s “All of It with Alison Stewart”:

“The past year was a largely transitional one for me. It felt like all at once I was living in a new city and a new era of my life,” Cunningham explains. “Writing this record really forced me to take an honest look at where I came from, what my dreams and fear were, and who I was becoming as a result.” The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch studio in El Paso. “Madison ascended to another level at Sonic Ranch,” describes producer and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Chester, who has also worked with artists such as Jackson Browne, Blake Mills and Andrew Bird. Chester continues, “she left that week a young master, in total control of her musical identity and skillset.”

The Orange County, CA native has performed as a duet partner with Punch Brothers’ Chris Thile on APM’s “Live From Here” and her list of champions has continued to grow, including Bird, Sara Watkins, Nickle Creek and the Milk Carton Kids’ Joey Ryan. During the summer of 2018, she was the sole opener for the entirety of the Punch Brothers’ 34-stop North American tour. Cunningham is currently gearing up for a string of dates performing with Bird, Calexico, Iron + Wine, Amos Lee and Lake Street Drive. Find a complete list of dates below.

Cunningham first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by age twelve was singing and performing alongside her five siblings in church. By the age of fifteen, Cunningham realized songwriting was a passion she wanted to pursue, citing Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan as key inspirations. “It’d always been a hobby before, but around then, I realized I wanted to make it a religious practice,” she says. “I thought if I could capture some of their same spirit ever in my life, I’d have to work hard and every day.”

For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Kate Rakvic or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

* with Andrew Bird
† with Calexico and Iron & Wine
‡ with Amos Lee
§ with Lake Street Dive
** with Milk Carton Kids

Aug 16 /// Orpheum /// Phoenix, AZ †
Aug 17 /// Rialto Theatre /// Tucson, AZ †
Aug 18 /// Meow Wolf Taos Vortex /// Taos, NM †
Aug 19 /// Denver Botanic Gardens /// Denver, CO †
Aug 21 /// Center for the Performing Arts /// Vancouver, BC ‡
Aug 23 /// Chateau St. Michelle Winery /// Woodinville, WA ‡
Aug 24 /// Fox Theatre /// Spokane, WA ‡
Aug 25 /// The Zoo /// Portland, OR ‡
Aug 27 /// Kettlehouse Amphitheatre /// Bonner, MT ‡
Aug 29 /// Red Butte Amphitheatre /// Salt Lake City, UT ‡
Aug 30 /// Avalon Theater /// Grand Junction, CO ‡
Aug 31 /// Belly Up /// Aspen, CO ‡
Sept 4 /// Rococo Theatre /// Lincoln, NE ‡
Sept 5 /// Pageant /// St. Louis, MO ‡
Sept 6 /// Taft Theatre /// Cincinnati, OH ‡
Sept 8 /// Queen Elizabeth /// Toronto, ON ‡
Sept 24 /// Masonic Auditorium /// Cleveland, OH*
Sept 25 /// Masonic Temple Theatre /// Detroit, MI*
Sept 26 /// Riverside Theater /// Milwaukee, WI*
Sept 27 /// Palace Theatre /// St. Paul, MN*
Oct 1 /// Bootleg Theatre /// Los Angeles, CA
Oct 3 /// Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace /// Bakersfield, CA**
Oct 6 /// Palace Theatre /// Albany, NY §
Oct 7 /// Le Poison Rouge /// New York, NY
Oct 8 /// College Street Music Hall /// New Haven, CT§
Oct 9 /// DC9 /// Washington, DC
Oct 10 /// Harvester Performance Center /// Rocky Mount, VA §
Oct 11 /// The National /// Richmond, VA §
Oct 12 /// The National /// Richmond, VA §
Oct 13 /// Greenfield Lake Amphitheater /// Wilmington, NC §
Oct 15 /// Whitaker Center /// Harrisburg, PA §
Oct 24 /// House of Blues /// San Diego, CA*
Feb 3-10 /// CAYAMO /// Miami, FL