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ALLISON MOORER RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM DOWN TO BELIEVING

ALLISON MOORER RELEASES DOWN TO BELIEVING TO ROLLING STONE LIVE STREAM
AND RAVE ALBUM REVIEWS
 

MOORER TO CO-HOST SIRIUS XM’S OUTLAW COUNTRY WITH

HOST MEREDITH OCHS 

Moorer’s Eighth Studio Album Is About Coming To Terms With Emotional Pain and Heartache

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2015) – Academy and Grammy award nominated songstress, Allison Moorer, releases her highly anticipated album, Down To Believing today. Produced by friend and producer, Kenny Greenburg, Allison Moorer’s Down To Believing was born in a place of real pain and heartache and captures a powerful story of raw honesty and acceptance, making it some of the bravest and most confessional work of any songwriter on her road to healing. Rolling Stone featured a live stream of the album on Monday, March 16 and Allison Moorer will soon join host Meredith Ochs of SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country. Download Allison Moorer’s Down To Believing HERE.

Down To Believing is Allison Moorer’s eighth studio album since her 1998’s Alabama Song, and she considers this release to be her best yet. With 13 new songs from the country-rocking first single “Like It Used To Be,” to the emotionally-charged songs like “Thunderstorm Hurricane,” “Tear Me Apart,” and “Mama Let The Wolf In,” Moorer’s new album allows listeners to experience the tough reality and heartache of divorce and daily struggles of a son living with autism.

CMT Senior VP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram says, “Raw, genuine and full of passion & grit, Allison Moorer’s ‘Down To Believing’ is the album we’ve been waiting for, a timeless journey into life and loss.”

Rolling Stone also calls the body of work “brilliant and extraordinarily candid,” while Huffington Post praised her Americana Fest set as one of this year’s highlights and Country Weekly proclaimed the nuances of her songs hit home.

Country artist Miranda Lambert also took note of Allison’s soulful approach to songwriting saying in a recent interview with AL.com, “I love Allison Moorer. She’s kind of the reason I started writing songs. I learned from her music that it’s OK for women to write about heartache and problems.”

What They Are Saying:

“Extraordinary.” – Stephen L. Betts [Rolling Stone]

“Moorer, a superb singer, has too much edge, drive and energy to wallow and her lyrics pare the throbbing pain down to a minimal plainless: I lost my crystal ball/ Found Me a Wrecking ball.” – [People Magazine] [Allison Moorer] “continues to keep it honest, as she deals with a great deal of change and upheaval in her personal life.” – Colin Stutz [Billboard]

“It’s a brave album, at times raw with anger.” – Neil Spencer [The Guardian]

“Out of the pain and anger, Moorer has fashioned the finest album of her career.”
– Nigel Williamson [Uncut Magazine]

“This break-up record, recorded after her seven-year marriage to Steve Earle fell apart, is full of raw emotion. There is a neat cover of Creedence’s Have You Ever Seen the Rain but the best songs are her own heartfelt and brooding country ones.” – Martin Chilton [The Telegraph]

“She is a Southern girl with a big heart and an honest streak running throughout her soul. You piss her off and she’s going to tell you. If she loves you, she will tell you that too.” – Troy Michael [Innocent Words]

“There’s no doubt that Allison Moorer poured her heart into this album. As you listen, you feel like you’re right beside her as she sings about the ups and downs of her relationships, marriage, and family. There are heavy influences of love, heartbreak, and emotional healing so props to Allison for being brave enough to talk about the hard stuff.” – Lindsay Thomas [Nashville Country Club]

“Allison Moorer is at her best when she writes from real personal experiences.” – [FDRMX]

Allison Moorer will kick off her Down To Believing tour this week with Mary Gauthier. Please see dates below.

Tour Dates with Mary Gauthier:

March 19th – Vienna, VA Jammin Java
March 20th – Princeton, NJ Folk Society
March 21st – Wilmington, DE World Café Live
March 22nd – Cambridge, MA Passims
March 24th – Portland, ME One Longfellow Square
March 25th – Fairfield, CT FTC Stage One
March 26th – Buffalo, NY 189 Public House
March 27th – Albany, NY Sawyer Theatre

For more information on Allison Moorer please visit:
http://allisonmoorer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AllisonMoorer
https://twitter.com/AllisonMoorer
https://www.youtube.com/user/AllisonMoorerTV

Allison Talks About Her New Album “Down To Believing” – Watch The Video!

Down To Believing is available to pre-order now on ▶ Amazon:http://smarturl.it/xezqz5, ▶ iTunes: http://smarturl.it/qlai4t and ▶ Propermusic: http://smarturl.it/48jzii

Hear Allison Moorer on Celtic Connections

Mark Radcliffe brings you more live music from the CCA in Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2015. Scotland’s premier music winter festival celebrates its 22nd year with over 2,000 artists playing from traditional and roots music, world, indie, jazz, folk, soul and Americana.

Here is a video from her performance on the show:

Tonight’s line-up includes Americana artists Allison Moorer and Sarah Jarosz, plus gospel group The McCrary Sisters performing live.  Listen to the show featuring Allison Moorer by clicking here.  The show will be available for the 29 days, and then will be archived, so make sure you listen soon!

Below are photos from the event:

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Down To Believing is available to pre-order now on ▶ Amazon:http://smarturl.it/xezqz5, ▶ iTunes: http://smarturl.it/qlai4t and ▶ Propermusic: http://smarturl.it/48jzii

ALLISON MOORER IS BACK WITH PREMIERE OF “LIKE IT USED TO BE” ON CMT

FIRST SINGLE FROM THE MARCH 17 RELEASE DOWN TO BELIEVING ON eONE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 7, 2015) – Academy and Grammy award nominated songstress Allison Moorer is set to hit the CMT airwaves on Wednesday, January 7th with her sultry video for “Like It Used To Be,” the first single from her March 17th eOne Music release Down To Believing. The video can be seen at 6:00 and 11:00 am EST, and preorders are available here: PREORDER LINK HERE. The clip is directed and produced by Coleman Saunders of Americus Studios. Watch the clip here: LIKE IT USED TO BE.

CMT Senior VP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram says, “Raw, genuine and full of passion & grit, Allison Moorer’s ‘Down To Believing’ is the album we’ve been waiting for, a timeless journey into life and loss. The song and video for ‘Like It Use To Be’ sets the tone for this brilliant awakening.”

Fram seems to be right in line with what others are hearing from Moorer. Rolling Stone calls the body of work “brilliant and extraordinarily candid,” Huffington Post praised her Americana Fest set as one of this year’s highlights and Country Weekly proclaimed the nuances of her songs hit home.

This marks Moorer’s 9th album since 1998’s Alabama Song, and continues to offer the listener some of the most bravest, directly confessional work of any songwriter. Moorer reunites with producer and musician Kenny Greenberg (he produced her first 2 MCA releases) on the 13 -track collection of what Moorer calls her “best piece of work she feels she has ever done.”

Moorer will be performing the new songs during the popular 30A Songwriters Festival in South Walton, FL in January before she heads to Scotland for the Celtic Connections Festival. The first leg of the Down To Believing tour will begin the week of release (Please see tour dates below).

Tour Dates with Mary Gauthier:
March 19th – Vienna, VA Jammin Java
March 20th – Princeton, NJ Folk Society
March 21st – Wilmington, DE World Café Live
March 22nd – Cambridge, MA Passims
March 24th – Portland, ME One Longfellow Square
March 25th – Fairfield, CT FTC Stage One
March 26th – Buffalo, NY 189 Public House
March 27th – Albany, NY Sawyer Theatre

ALLISON MOORER RETURNS WITH DOWN TO BELIEVING VIA eONE NASHVILLE MARCH 17th

Tour with Mary Gauthier kicks off March 19th

December XX, 2014 – Nashville, TN – The Academy and Grammy Award nominated songstress Allison Moorer is set to release her eOne Nashville debut, Down To Believing, on March 17th.   Produced by longtime friend and collaborator, guitarist Kenny Greenberg, the album was recorded over two years in Nashville while Moorer commuted back and forth from her home in New York City.  Her eighth studio recording since her 1998 debut Alabama Song, Down To Believing is her most personal collection of songs to date; one in which Rolling Stone has already called “brilliant and extraordinarily candid.”

The 13-song set is in many ways a sequel to Moorer and Greenberg’s second collaboration, the acclaimed 2000 album The Hardest Part.   At the time of its release, Moorer often acknowledged the inspiration her parents’ relationship had on that album.  Fifteen years later, she’s sifting eloquently through her modern day life as the inspiration for Down To Believing’s intensely personal song cycle.

Available for Pre-Order on iTunes & Amazon.com 

The recording of Down To Believing began in January of 2012, the same month her son John Henry received a formal diagnosis of autism.  The song “Mama Let The Wolf In,” is her response to that diagnosis.   Speaking to Rolling Stone, Moorer said of the song, “As a parent, whatever your children go through I think there’s a certain amount of it that you feel responsible for, even if you know that it has nothing to do with you…When you can’t protect them from going through something that’s hard, you feel responsible for it…Basically the song is channeling that energy and expressing that extreme frustration at not being able to protect him.  It makes me feel very powerless.”  Of the title track, one about the dissolution of her marriage to singer songwriter Steve Earle, Moorer says, ‘“Down To Believing’ is quite possibly one of my best songs, one of the most honest songs about marriage.”  She continues, “Obviously, this is a record about family and relationships.  ‘Blood’ is about my sister (singer songwriter Shelby Lynne).  It’s about loving someone unconditionally and always having your arms open to them no matter what.   Being able to reflect on your own experience and put it in a common language so that people can commune is what the job of a songwriter is.  I’m prouder of these songs than any I’ve ever written.”

Moorer’s 1998 song, “A Soft Place To Fall,” was included on the soundtrack to the feature film The Horse Whisperer, which led to an appearance in the film itself, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.  The opportunity gained her worldwide attention and set the stage for her career.  Moorer has been featured on releases by Joan Baez, Kid Rock, The Chieftains, while her songs have appeared on records by Miranda Lambert, Steve Earle and more.  She starred in the 2008 play Rebel Voices, based on Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s best-selling book Voices of a People’s History of The United States and also appeared in the 2009 film The People Speak.  The film was presented by the History Channel and was inspired by Zinn’s A People’s History of The Unites States.   It also featured Bob Dylan, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Springsteen, Danny Glover, Matt Damon, and more. Moorer will be performing the new songs during the popular 30A Songwriters Festival in South Walton, FL in January before she heads to Scotland for the Celtic Connections Festival.  The first leg of the Down To Believing tour will begin the week of release (Please see tour dates below).

 

Down To Believing Track List:

  1. Like It Used To Be
  2. Thunderstorm Hurricane
  3. I Lost My Crystal Ball
  4. Down To Believing
  5. Tear Me Apart
  6. If I Were Stronger
  7. Wish I
  8. Blood
  9. Mama Let The Wolf In
  10. I’m Doing Fine
  11. Back Of My Mind
  12. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
  13. Gonna Get It Wrong

 

Tour Dates with Mary Gauthier:

March 19th – Vienna, VA Jammin Java

March 20th – Princeton, NJ Folk Society

March 21st – Wilmington, DE World Café Live

March 22nd – Cambridge, MA Passims

March 24th – Portland, ME One Longfellow Square

March 25th – Fairfield, CT FTC Stage One

March 26th – Buffalo, NY 189 Public House

March 27th – Albany, NY Sawyer Theatre

 

Allison Moorer is represented worldwide by Gold Village Entertainment
and is booked by William Morris Endeavor

makeshift may 13, 2014

ImageHe walked in looking for the cigar bar that used to occupy the space where I sat just inside the door, right at the window, making my quilting stitches. He seemed confused. He asked Carrie, who manages lf8, where it had gone. She did her best to direct him toward the new locale for the stenchy establishment, and as he turned to walk out he took a quick look around the shop and at us and said, “so what is this now, woman’s work?”

Carrie and I both laughed and said yes, we supposed it was.

Woman’s work. Work for a woman.

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I don’t know about y’all, but I work pretty hard and spend very little time being pampered or sitting on my tuffet eating truffles. And the same goes for every woman I know. I’ve got a four-year-old son that has made me physically stronger than I’ve ever been before in my life, and I’m a singer/songwriter, so that means I’ve spent years throwing instruments around and have moved my share of amplifiers and cases, and have even loaded a van or two. I may not look like much but I’m no delicate flower. Yes, my hands are nimble. I can make nice, even stitches. But they can also wrap around the neck of a guitar, wield a hammer or wrench when they need to, be firm guides for my little guy, or solid sisters for my friends.

They do woman’s work all the time.

I suppose I could have been mistaken for someone not quite so dimensional, as I sat in the pretty blue chair that Lisa Fox, proprietress of lf8, put in the window for me to sit in while I worked the red stitches into the turquoise Alabama Chanin DIY coat kit. The cigar-hunting man didn’t know that I was finding rhythm in my labor of supposedly feminine art as I loved my thread and worked it in and out like I was taught to do by previous generations of women.  Women who did woman’s work.  He didn’t know that I was finding songs, poetry, and most importantly, quite possibly, a few non-gender specific thoughts there. But I was quiet as I sat and sewed. I was serene. I was being seen and not heard.

Woman’s work. Work for a woman. I could make the woman’s work list right now but I’m not going to. I’m just going to shake my head, smile, and know exactly what a woman’s work is as I remember that sometimes it’s just when you think you’re getting somewhere that someone comes up and wants to blow smoke.