THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION FEATURE, “SHIFT” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE
DEBUT ALBUM SHIFT RECORDED IN NASHVILLE WITH STELLAR LINE-UP INCLUDING DEX GREEN, FRED ELTRINGHAM, JOE COSTA, AUDLEY FREED, ROBERT KEARNS, MARLON PATTON, JARED REYNOLDS OUT SEPTEMBER 1
Today, The Bluegrass Situation is featuring Lauren Calve and premiering the music video for the title-track “Shift” (released May 26) off her upcoming debut album Shift – Read + Watch HERE. Twangville said the song, “…sets a tone for those that follow…it establishes Calve as an artist who doesn’t shy away from weighty topics. Rather, she digs into them with a combination of thoughtfulness and intelligence. Even with the lyrical weight, Calve’s songs are melodic and immediately catchy. They are brought to life on Shift by an ace group of Nashville musicians as Calve’s voice shimmers above their playing, silken yet resolute.” You can hear Calve give some exclusive insights about the song on DittyTV HERE.
Shift out September 1 (Pre-Save HERE) was recorded in Nashville at 3Sirens Music Group with producer, engineer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dex Green (Margo Price, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Allison Russell) along with a stellar line-up of musical talent including Fred Eltringham on drums (ACM Drummer of the Year, Drumeo Country Drummer of the Year, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson), Audley Freed on guitar (Sheryl Crow, The Black Crowes), Robert Kearns on bass (Sheryl Crow, Lynyrd Skynyrd), Marlon Patton on drums (Larkin Poe, Lera Lynn), Jared Reynolds on bass (Ben Folds) and engineer Joe Costa (Ben Folds).
“Lauren Calve is an old soul with a voice to match. It’s been terrific to watch her evolution. I can’t wait to see what’s next.”Rhett Miller
The sound reflects the environment in which the songs were written, in quarantine, mainly, and therefore in periods of silence and self-reflection. Through the ten-track collection of songs on Shift, she invites the listener to come along on her journey of self-discovery and change, demonstrating a musical masterclass in the art of emotional storytelling. Ear To The Ground Music says of Shift, “Fans of electric guitars and expressive lead vocals in the vein of Sheryl Crow will find a lot to like about Lauren Calve‘s new album Shift. The mix of contemporary rock elements with timeless narrative stylings makes for an emotional, sometimes raw, and often rewarding listening experience.”
Calve will release her second single, “Everything At The Same Time,” on July 7 (Pre-Save HERE). It serves as the guiding light, the North Star of the album. The lyrics were written based on alchemical opposites – she was really into medieval alchemical theories at the time. When combined, these pairs of opposites create magic.
Lauren is an amazing singer and a clear, confident performer. Her songs range from tender ballads to edgy rock and blues, and she utilizes those vocal chops to bring the full range of them to life.”Kathy Mattea
With the new album coming, Calve is building off the momentum she’s gained with her music, from touring with the likes of Rhett Miller (she was a guest on his podcast – listen HERE), Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tom Paxton, Justin Townes Earle, and Amythyst Kiah, to name a few, and a recent performance on the prestigious Mountain Stage. Calve will be on tour the rest of the year (dates below). More dates to be announced soon HERE.
SAT, July 1 at Lubber Run Amphitheater @ 1:00pm in Arlington, VA
FRI, Sept 8 at Antlers & Acorns: The Boone Songwriters Festival @ 1:00pm in Boone, NC
Sat, Sept 9 at Antlers & Acorns: The Boone Songwriters Festival @ 1:00pm in Boone, NC
THU, Oct 19 at The Collective Encore @ 7:30pm in Columbia, MD
SUN, Oct 29 at Eddie’s Attic @ 6:00pm in Decatur, GA