Praise for Andrea von Kampen:
“an incredible voice and is a formidable songwriter.” – What’s Up Newport
“she chooses a genteel beauty over any commercial bombast; she chooses an even-handed sadness as a shine rather than polished overproduction.” – The Alabama Take
“Aptly named, the flowing and gentle perpetual movement in singer-songwriter Andrea von Kampen’s “Water Flowing Downward” takes care in carrying its floating listener to the song’s completion. von Kampen’s blissful singing, sustained strings, and soft appearances from keyboard and piano alike make for a buoyant and radiant listening experience.” – A Journal of Musical Things
“A serene and breezy piece that flows through you ears as Andrea’s mesmeric vocals immerses you into a buoyantly introspective melancholia.” – Aupium on “Water Flowing Downward”
Today Nebraska-based singer-songwriter Andrea von Kampen is releasing her new album That Spell via Fantasy Records. She recently shared the album’s title track, “That Spell” which followed the release of four new songs that appear on the forthcoming album, “Water Flowing Downward,” “Take Back Thy Gift, “Of Him I Love Both Day and Night” and the Beach Boys cover “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On my Shoulder). “She brings fresh energy to traditional folk elements with loads of quiet power,” said RIFF Magazine. Her songs have been added to Spotify playlists Fresh Folk, Infinite Indie Folk, Roots Rising, Apple’s New In Alternative, Silent Night, and Amazon Music’s Stay Indie, Fresh Indie, Breakthrough Indie, and more. Stream/purchase That Spell HERE.
Fresh off a transcendent appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, von Kampen has announced new tour dates opening for the Wood Brothers that kick off Sept 16th in Houston, TX. These dates follow previously announced headlining shows in New York City on August 31st at Rockwood Music Hall and in Washington D.C. on September 1st at DC9. A home state record release show will take place in Omaha, NE on August 14th at The Slowdown.
Photo Credit: Mark Cluney
Andrea von Kampen burst onto the national stage via NPR’s Tiny Desk contest – an opportunity for unsigned talent to win a spot on the famed music discovery series. Though she didn’t ultimately land the prize, she was named as one of the top ten entries, and in the process netted a whole new fanbase. Since then, she’s released EP’s, singles, a self-released debut LP and found great success with film and television placements due to her intimate and cinematic music.
The Nebraska-raised singer-songwriter is a formidable talent with her deeply felt folk-indebted sound and inquisitive, empathetic lyrics. Andrea excels at connecting the dots between personal experience and the world at large. Her journey so far has been a life immersed by music. The youngest of four children raised in a musical family, Andrea and her siblings all learned instruments as she started playing guitar at a young age. “Music was just what we did,” she remembers, and on That Spell, she continues the familial collaboration by bringing in her brother David to work on string arrangements and the album’s stunning production. Inspired by nature and often employing deep literary references in her work, von Kampen’s music is emotional and reflective. Entering That Spell is a walk in the woods during magic hour – a dream conjured by a supremely gifted singer-songwriter, one of the year’s most exciting new arrivals.
8/14/21 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
8/28 – Portsmouth, NH – Presscott Park Arts Festival^
8/29 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
8/31/21 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
9/1/21 – Washington D.C. @ DC9
9/2 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair %
9/3 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helms Studio %
9/16/21 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater*
9/17/21 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre*
9/18/21 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater*
9/19/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre*
9/20/21 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom*
9/22/21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
9/23/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Folly Theater*
* Supporting The Wood Brothers
^ Supporting Bonny LIght Horseman
% Supporting Joe Pug
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