WELL. I am thrilled to announce that The Living Record will be released in the UK/EU on April 29th! To launch the album across the pond, I am headed to England, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands to sing for the good people there.

FULL TOUR DATES BELOW and find all the details on the SHOWS page.

ALSO I am overjoyed to unveil the music video for Pirate Jenny and the Storm. Produced and directed by Kate Kroll, it includes a pair of burlesque dancers, a glossy red grand piano, a giant turtle and goldfish (complete with sequins!) and fleet of paper boats for some of the dearest souls I know.

Without further ado, da da da DAAAAA:

Yay! Share, spread it, mark it with a C. You can also watch it on Vimeo.

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UK/EU The Living Record CD Release Tour 2013 Complete Dates

May 7 – London, UK @ The Green Note
May 8 – Bath, UK @ The Bell Inn
May 9 – Exeter, UK @ The Picturehouse
May 9 – Exeter, UK @ Hatts
May 10 – Liverpool, UK @ Acoustic Dustbowl
May 12 – Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2
May 15 – Berlin, DE @ KussKuss
May 16 – Berlin, DE @ St Gaudy’s
May 17 – Kapelle op den Bos, BE @ Jeugshuis Doetsje
May 18 -Osnabrück, DE @ Big Buttinsky
May 19 – Hengelo, NL @ De Nul
May 20 – Bremen, DE @ Stadtkirche Vegesack
May 21 – Bremen, DE @ Hafen Casino
May 22 – Bremen, DE @ Aladin
May 23 – Groningen, NL @ Kroeg Van Klaas
May 25 – Bremen, DE @ Litfass
May 25 – Osterholz – Scharmbeck, DE @ Maribondo
May 26 – Bremen, DE @ Bürgerbrunch Hemelingen
May 28 – Bremen, DE @ Theatersaal Universität Bremen
May 28 – Bremen, DE @ LOX
May 29 – Hamburg, DE @ Soulkitchenhalle
May 30 – Hamburg, DE @ Mangold
May 31 – Bremen, DE @ Villa Sponte
June 1 – Verden, DE @ Liekedeeler
June 2 – Achim, DE @ Katakomben
June 3 – Oldenburg, DE @ Bei Beppo
June 4 –  Bremen, DE @Kito
June 5 – Celle, DE @ Kunst & Bühne
June 6 –  Nienburg, DE @ Mister Q
June 7 – Brake, DE @ Centraltheater
June 8 – Quelkhorn, DE @ Bergwerk Quelkhorn
June 9 – Bremen, DE @ Club Moments

 

Now that three wintery months have passed, it is time to take this show back on the road!

In a couple weeks, the CD release tour for The Living Record will resume. I’ll return to a couple of familiar places, and then head east to the Maritimes to play shows in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland for the first time ever.

I am SO looking forward to taking my west coast self to that east coast to share these tunes with the good folk there. Between now and reaching the Atlantic, I’ll be performing at Sâkêwêwak Festival in Regina, getting my folk on at the International Folk Alliance in Toronto, and performing in Toronto and Montreal.

Here are the dates for The Living Record Spring Tour 2013:
(RSVP to the tour at http://www.facebook.com/events/344477492338065)

Feb 14 – Sâkêwêwak Festival, Regina SK
More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/289392237850958/

Feb 21-23 – Folk Alliance, Toronto ON
If you’re attending Folk Alliance, find Christa at the private showcases listed at: http://www.facebook.com/events/326850470748599/

March 4 – Grumpy’s, Montreal QC
More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/331109240331218/

March 6 – The Spill, Peterborough ON
On a shared bill with Magpie Ulysses and Tara Williamson, info: http://www.facebook.com/events/323888524396502/

March 9 – Revolucion, Toronto ON
More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/554386094571589/

March 13 – Folk Night, St. John’s NL

March 14 – Fables, Tatamagouche NS
With Gabrielle Papillon, more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/148464098639934/

March 15 – Landsdowne House Concert, Fredericton NB
March 16 – Landsdowne House Concert #2, Fredericton NB
With Gabrielle Papillon. If you live near Fredericton and would like info on these two house concerts, email info@christacouture.com

March 17 – The Dunk, PEI
With Gabrielle Papillon, more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/482745465101026/

March 19 – Company House, Halifax NS
Wtih Gabrielle Papillon and Taryn Kawaja, more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/300338820068562/

See you there!

xoc

p.s.
Before I leave town in 7 days for 6 weeks, we’re filming a music video! It’s been a blast planning and pulling it together with director Kate Kroll. We spent all day shopping for wardrobe – here I am getting my vintage on at Burcu’s off Main Street in Vancouver:

Award-winning, CBC Radio 3 Top 10 hitting, alt-folk singer-songwriter Christa Couture is launching her long awaited new album “The Living Record” with a cross-Canada tour.

Catch her in Vancouver with the full band, performing solo on Vancouver Island on a double bill with C.R. Avery, and then across Canada with roots/rock/pop duo Redgy Blackout.

Yes from Ymir onwards, Redgy Blackout will open the night as well as join Christa for her set (they’re awesome like that).

For more info, see the event listings below or contact info@christacouture.com.

09/06 – Vancouver CD Release Party @ St James Hall, with full band. Presented by Rogue Folk Club.

09/07 – Port Albern BC @ Char’s Landing, double bill with C.R. Avery. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/410413585672622/

09/08 – Cumberland BC @ Cumberland Hotel, double bill with C.R. Avery. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/133114513497107/

09/09 – Salt Spring Island, venue TBD, double bill with C.R. Avery. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/452793288088790/

All following tour dates are with Redgy Blackout:

09/14 – Ymir BC @ The Schoolhouse. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/452170761489962/

09/15 – Lethbridge AB @ Owl Acoustic. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/475474842465546/

09/16 – Edmonton AB @ Wunderbar. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/395416343855339/

09/17 – Calgary AB @ The Ironwood. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/426596454050939/

09/18 – Regina SK @ Creative City Centre. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/119809948165110/

09/20 – Brandon MB, venue TBC. Presented by the Brandon Folk Festival. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/340073876081221/

09/21 – Dauphin MB @ The Fire Hall. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/330567343699901/

09/22 – Winnipeg MB @ The Folk Exchange. Presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/400242643358034/

09/25 – Thunder Bay ON @ The Apollo. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/328829420541152/

09/27 – Sudbury ON @ Fromagerie Elgin. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/419614874742765/

09/29 – Owen Sound ON @ private house concert. Live in the area? Contact info@christacouture.com.

09/30 – Peterborough ON @ The Garnet. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/271161776331832/

10/02 – Guelph ON @ The Cornerstone. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/343528709059954/

10/03 – Toronto ON @ The Melody Bar, presented by ANDPVA. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/343528709059954/

10/04 – Cobourg ON, venue TBC.

10/10 – Kitchener ON @ The Boathouse. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/467355143283600/

10/11-14 – catch Christa Couture and Redgy Blackout at OCFF, Missisauga ON.

10/17 – Montreal QC @ Le Cagibi, with Moe Clark. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/373500619386526/

10/18 – Ottawa ON @ The Elmdale. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/406877706036866/

10/19 – Kemptville ON @ The Branch. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/263099113802041/

10/20 – London ON @ East Village Co-op. Fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/352317928178237/

10/23 – Onanole MB @ private house concert. Live in the area? Email info@christacouture.com for info.