DANA SIPOS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

DANA SIPOS ANNOUNCES TRICK OF THE LIGHT, SHARES NEW SONG BLUE RIDGE 

ALBUM DUE OUT ON MAY 18, 2018 VIA ROARING GIRL RECORDS

"A consummate singer and songwriter with a wholly unique sound." - No Depression

"Her songs are dark and dense yet hauntingly gorgeous... The grace of June Carter but the shadows of Fiona Apple" - The Revue

"Hauntingly beautiful, ethereal, mesmerizing and captivating.” - Folk Roots Radio

"Beautifully-crafted, darkly romantic folk-indie with real substance." - fRoots (UK)

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 16, 2018 - Today, Dana Sipos' shares Blue Ridge - the lead single from her forthcoming album, Trick of the Light, due out May 18, 2018 via Roaring Girl Records. For this new album, Sipos recorded with experimental producer Sandro Perri. The album features a breadth of Canadian talent including Mary Margaret O’Hara and violinist Jesse Zubot. Often drawing comparisons to Natalie Merchant, Gillian Welch, and Nick Drake, Sipos’ rhythmic fingerstyle guitar playing is textured and immersive and her true strength lies as a songwriter; shining a tenderly skewed light into the darkness and drawing the listener into the strange and mystical space occupied by the shadows. Leading a nomadic lifestyle, Sipos’ spends much of her time touring - whether it be via bicycle, train or canoe. Tour details can be found below and more dates to be announced at danasipos.com

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“When I first started touring in the States, I was spending quite a bit of time driving through Blue Ridge Mountain range. There was such a familiarity to the place, such a sense of ‘I’ve got to get back to that place I’ve never been before’ (to borrow from a songwriter friend Buck Meek). It called for such a deep quality of listening. Appalachian music (with its varied African and European influences) was a huge part of the American folk music revival of course, music that I grew up steeped in. So there was also a nostalgia for this place that felt so familiar because of the music in my head.” - Blue Ridge by Dana Sipos 

The ten songs that make up her new album Trick of the Light, travel extensively; to the Blue Ridge mountains of Appalachia, the Kentucky foothills, the wilds of Tennessee, the rolling hills of Virginia. It is partly by chance and partly by choice that rural, mountainous regions of the US inform so much of the music, along with the pull of the tides, amateur palm readers, guiding lighthouses and hurricane season. These are tenuous times and there are gentle, tenuous threads that tie this evocative collection of sonic stories together. 

TRICK OF THE LIGHT TRACKLISTING
1. LEAN TIMES {3:42}        
2. BLUE RIDGE {5:01}
3. LIGHTHOUSE NIGHTS {3:50}
4. DO YOU GOOD (2:47)
5. SHENANDOAH {5:09}
6. LILY IN THE WINDOW {5:25}
7. WHEN THE BODY BREAKS ft. Mary Margaret O’Hara {4:42}
8. WINDSONG {4:46}
9. TIDES {3:15}
10. FINE LINE {2:53}

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Friday, May 4 – Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
Saturday, May 5 – Perth, ON - Wildwood Farm
Thursday, May 17 – Guelph, ON - Arthur North Studio
Tuesday, May 22 – Toronto, ON - The Burdock
Thursday, May 24 – Hamilton, ON - Artword Artbar
Friday, May 25 – Gravenhurst, ON - Opera House
Sunday, May 27 – Paris, ON - Over The Cliff Studio
Wednesday, June 13 – Cobourg, ON - The Loft Cinema
Wednesday, June 20 – Margaree, NS - House Show
Thursday, June 21 – Halifax, NS - House Show
Wednesday, August 8 -  Manitoulin Island, ON - Maja's Garden
Thursday, August 9 – Tobermory, ON - Ontario Ferries (Show On The Ferry)
Saturday, August 11 - Chatsworth, ON - Desboro Music Hall
*More Dates To Be Announced at: http://www.danasipos.com/shows

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What's The Story about Dana Sipos?
Originally hailing from the industrial landscape of Hamilton, Ontario, Dana Sipos inhabited the far Canadian north - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - for many years before going nomad. Her captivatingly nuanced songs continue to be infused with a wild wind and a haunting, slightly hypnotic surrealism, akin to the mysteries of the north.

Sipos toured extensively across North America and Europe in support of her 2015 release, Roll Up the Night Sky, often employing alternative touring modes; bicycle, tall ship, canoe, and train. The album was released on underground Nashville label Muddy Roots Records and nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Pushing the Boundaries category, celebrating innovation in creating new folk sounds.