MUSIC CITY ROOTS, NASHVILLE SHOWCASE, FOLK ALLIANCE OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ALL CONFIRMED
Powered by early buzz from NPR All Things Considered, The Boot, Impose, and Pokey LaFarge, Beth Bombara’s ‘Map & No Direction’ (March 3) represents a musical high point for the rising Americana and rock & roll artist.
Rounder Records artist and fellow St. Louisian Pokey LaFarge, with whom she has shared the stage, shared, "Recall the times you were so filled with melancholy you couldn't help but singing. We rarely have the words to describe these feelings and it can leave you in a daze. Beth Bombara's words and the desperation with which she so honestly conveys them will leap like sunshine into your heart."
Bombara spoke with NPR about the effect the Affordable Care Act has had on her and her husband and the larger community of musicians she knows while NPR played excerpts from two new songs.
She has confirmed an official Folk Alliance showcase on February 15 at 9:15pm as well as a taping of Music City Roots on March 22 and an additional Nashville concert at the Family Wash March 16.
In premiering the first single and title track “Map & No Direction,” The Boot said, “The St. Louis-based Bombara has been slowly building buzz as a new Americana artist.”
Meanwhile, Impose Mag talked with her, saying, "St. Louis, Missouri artist Beth Bombara creates holistic music that resonates with an earnest glow that shines through the dour storm clouds of today's complicated times... Winning hearts up & down the festival circuits, Bombara makes music that mirrors the various highs & lows of creativity, destruction, successes & failures that are acknowledged as honest observations of our shared human orders of daily, moment to moment existences."
The title track and first single “Map & No Direction’ is out now on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, and elsewhere with the full album to follow March 3.