NEW ALBUM AMONG OTHER THINGS
OUT TODAY, APRIL 21 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS
ON TOUR THIS SPRING AND SUMMER
Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bella White has released her new album Among Other Things today via Rounder Records. The LP was produced by Jonathan Wilsonand features Buck Meek of Big Thief on guitar. Bella teased Among Other Things with a handful of songs that together give the listener a sense of Bella’s remarkable writing and life-long-honed skills as a bluegrass player. “Bella White stands out as the youngest in her class of breakthrough virtuosos defined by the likes of Billy Strings and Amythyst Kiah. Her poetic poignancy conjures up the palpable devastation from a novice lover whose heart —one brimming with naïve ideas of romance—has shattered into a seemingly irreparable form,” said American Songwriter. The tracks include 'The Way I Oughta Go', 'Rhododendron', 'Break My Heart', and 'Flowers On My Bedside'. Bella spoke with PopMatters about the album - read that story here. She was No Depression’s April 'Spotlight Artist' - read her personal essay here and their interview with her here.
Acclaim For Bella White
“Sublime Appalachian heartbreak.” Rolling Stone "Sometimes the minute you hear a voice, you know it's for the ages. That's how Canadian Bella White, the daughter of a Virginia bluegrasser, enters the picture. Making her second album now, at 22, White is poised for a major breakthrough. This is her origin story." NPR “At just 22, Bella White is a songwriting prodigy and emotional alchemist.” Grammy.com "Bella White bends the genres to her will, producing a fresh sound exploring all-too-familiar melancholia... Honest and grand, 'Flowers on My Bedside' elevates the familiar folk song form, showcasing White’s mastery of simplicity." Consequence "Her lyrics are wise beyond her years—she’s 22, good lord—as is the warble in her voice."Jezebel “(‘Break My Heart’) is an instant classic” Folk Alley "Among Other Things finds her, only two albums in, already stretching beyond what’s expected of her." No Depression "Her vocal range is unreal, and her songwriting ability takes complex thoughts and turns them into beautiful melodies." Whisky Riff
Mesmorising live, Rolling Stone included Bella in their 'Best Things We Saw' roundup of AmericanaFest. She just announced a July 28 appearance at this year’s Newport Folk Festival - the date is one of many she is playing this spring and summer including her U.S. headline tour that includes a stop in New York City on May 4. She has also added dates in Europe and the UK and has confirmed appearances at major U.S. festivals throughout the spring and summer including Stagecoach, Merlefest, Telluride, Under The Big Sky, and more. All tour dates listed below. Bella White Tour Dates: 4/28 - Stagecoach - Indio, CA 4/25 - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville, TN 5/2 – The Loft at City Winery Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA 5/3 – Pearl St. Warehouse – Washington, DC 5/4 – Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) – New York, NY 5/17- Duke’s Indy – Indianapolis, IN 5/20 - Pit House – Slade, KY 5/19 - Sleeping In The Woods Songwriter Festival - Monticello, KY 6/13 - Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO 6/18 - Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells, UK 6/20 - The Glad Cafe - Glasgow, UK 6/21 – The Lexington, London, UK 6/23 – SPOT, Groningen, Netherlands 6/24 - Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival - Rotterdam, ZH, Netherlands 7/14 - Under the Big Sky Music & Arts Festival - White Fish, MT 7/28 - Newport Folk Festival - Newport, RI