NEW TOUR DATES + NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED
Today Nebraska-based singer-songwriter Andrea von Kampen has released the song and lyric video for “That Spell” – the title track off of her forthcoming album due August 6th, 2021 via Fantasy Records. “That Spell” explores the expectations put on women and ultimately how it feels to break free of them. Fans can pre-order That Spell today here.
Next week Andrea von Kampen will perform at the 63rd Annual Newport Folk Festival, she will appear throughout Sunday, Monday & Tuesday with her full set taking place on Monday at 2:30 on the Busking Stage. Today von Kampen also announces new tour dates opening for the Wood Brothers that kick off Sept 16th in Houston, TX. These dates follow previously announced shows in New York City on August 31st at Rockwood Music Hall and in Washington D.C. on September 1st at DC9 and a home state record release show in Omaha, NE on August 14th that will take place at The Slowdown.
Andrea von Kampen on “That Spell”:
That Spellwas written late one winter’s night out of the frustration of the world around me. #metoo was a well established movement but I wasn’t seeing the change in my own life or the world around me in the ways I wanted to. There are layers to the experiences of oppression but my aim was to appeal to anyone who had been subjected to inequality. This is an ironically happy sounding song that plays into the narrator’s initial need to fake smiles, play nice, and not offend. But by the end of the first chorus I hope the listener can relate to the call of putting their foot down and doing what feels right to their true self.
The release of “That Spell” follows news of her signing to Fantasy Records, and the subsequent 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.
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.
7/26/21 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
8/14/21 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
8/31/21 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
9/1/21 – Washington D.C. @ DC9
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
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