Singer/Songwriter Anya Marina on tour – News

Singer/Songwriter Anya Marina on tour

Chop Shop/Atlantic recording artist Anya Marina has announced details of a major U.S. tour.  The dates – which see the Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter traveling alongside her Chop Shop/Atlantic labelmates, Scars on 45 – begin January 27th at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge and then continue through mid-February (see attached itinerary).
The trek heralds the release of Marina’s new album “FELONY FLATS,” set to arrive on March 13th.  The self-produced album – which follows 2009’s acclaimed label debut, “SLOW & STEADY SEDUCTION: PHASE II” –sees the multi-talented Marina joined by some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest musicians, including guitarist Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers, Telekinesis), bassist Jeff Bond, drummer Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, Mister Heavenly), and Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley, who contributes additional piano and guitars. 
Highlighted by songs such as “Notice Me” and “You Are Invisible,”  Anya describes the inspiration behind the album as “a map of my darkest hallways, my deepest—and sometimes ugliest–yearnings, and my most glaring mistakes. It chronicles a time of profound loss. During this time, I lost friends and family, I lost my way–risked losing nearly everything—and then slowly, piece by piece and step by arduous step, found my ‘way back home.’  It was a difficult journey, but it was also my proudest. It’s the album of which I am most proud all around—sonically, creatively, thematically, lyrically.”
ANYA MARINA U.S. Tour 2012
All Dates w/Scars on 45

27           Portland, OR                                      Doug Fir Lounge
28           Boise, ID                                              Neurolux
29           Sun Valley, ID                                    Sun Valley Brewery
31           Denver, CO                                         The Soiled Dove Underground
2              Minneapolis, MN                             The Varsity Theater
3              Chicago, IL                                           Schubas Tavern
7              New York, NY                                    Joe’s Pub
8              Boston, MA                                        Brighton Music Hall
9              Pocomoke City, MD                        The Marva Theater
10           Washington, DC                                The Rock and Roll Hotel
11           Charlottesville, VA                           The Southern
11           Annapolis, MD                                  Ram’s Head On Stage
21           Los Angeles, CA                                Troubadour
22           San Diego, CA                                    Casbah (headline show)
23           San Francisco, CA                             Hotel Utah (headline show)