SONGWRITER LAUNCHES TENNESSEE TUMBLEWEED WEB VIDEO SERIES AUG 12 IN HER TRUCK “LORRAINE”
NASHVILLE SHOW THIS THURSDAY AT SOULSHINE AS “DEVASTATING” (BLUEGRASS SITUATION) NEW ALBUM ‘SCAREDY CAT’ COMES OUT AUG 12
Grace Askew has a constant tour-mate, her truck Lorraine, a 2007 Ford F-150 with a homemade shelf above the bed packed with mic stands, a PA, and her guitars. The fast-rising Americana star says, “This is my second home during the summer. I pretty much live in this truck.” Most recently, she has launched a web series called Tennessee Tumbleweed, chronicling her life on the road, chronicling everything from an ice storm in New Mexico to her rolling rig.
Being a road dog has inspired many of the songs on her vivid new album ‘Scaredy Cat,’ coming August 12. She tells No Depression, “I come across all types of people and am fascinated by hearing their stories to gain more insight and wisdom in how I perceive my own reality.”
Check out the Rolling Stone Q&A.
She added, in an American Songwriter interview, “The darkest places of the heart and mind, the characters I meet on the road, stark landscapes, the stories of a stranger, the things people decide to show and hide about themselves, the way someone laughs or smiles or cries, nature, solace, driving and watching the world flying past my window.”
The Bluegrass Situation calls her music “devastating."
Askew addresses her wanderlust in song on the noirish blues “Anywhere But Here,” which conjures David Lynchian landscapes.
She says, “My heart cannot tamed, not this tumbleweed. I got to keep on rollin’…”
Askew performs this Thursday at Soulshine in Nashville and has concerts coming up in LA and SF in early August.