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Lara Downes Holes in the Sky

  Lara Downes Holes in the Sky   Album Cover   TITLE Holes in the SkyARTIST Lara DownesLABEL PortraitFORMATS GRAS PROJECT NUMBER: 1349441 Digital: G0100040180540 / 886447429297 Digital w/ Booklet: G010004018055Y / 886447429303 CD: 19075920792 / 190759207925KEY DATES FORECAST DUE DATE: January 25 PRE-ORDER: January 25 with first IG track “Albatross” feat. Judy Collins IG #2: February 1 – “Dream Variation” feat. […]
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Lara Downes

Holes in the Sky

 

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TITLE
Holes in the SkyARTIST
Lara DownesLABEL
PortraitFORMATS
GRAS PROJECT NUMBER: 1349441
Digital: G0100040180540 / 886447429297
Digital w/ Booklet: G010004018055Y / 886447429303
CD: 19075920792 / 190759207925KEY DATES
FORECAST DUE DATE: January 25
PRE-ORDER: January 25 with first IG track “Albatross” feat. Judy Collins
IG #2: February 1 – “Dream Variation” feat. Rhiannon Giddens (Langston Hughes’ birthday)
IG #3: February 15 – “Ellis Island” feat. Simone Dinnerstein
IN STOCK: February 8
ALBUM RELEASE: February 22

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US PRICING
CD: $11.98 (SLP), $9.10 (PPD)
DIGITAL: $9.99 (SLP), $7.00 (PPD)

ABOUT THE ALBUM

Holes in the Sky is a genre-fluid, multi-generational collection of music written and performed by today’s leading female artists, celebrating the contributions of phenomenal women to the past, present and future of American music.

This music tells the story of what girls can contribute to the world when they are given a chance. Their dreams can make holes in the sky. The album is presented in partnership with PLAN International Because I Am a Girl, supporting the rights and empowerment of girls and young women around the globe.

With special guests Judy Collins, Simone Dinnerstein, Rhiannon Giddens, Magos Herrera, Bridget Kibbey, Karrin Allyson, Leyla McCalla, Alicia Hall Moran, Ailyn Perez, Rachel Barton Pine, Hila Plitmann, Frederica von Stade and others…

Music by Margaret Bonds, Judy Collins, Jennifer Higdon, Billie Holiday, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell, Meredith Monk, Paola Prestini, Florence Price, Hazel Scott, and Nina Simone, and many more.

TRACKLIST

1  Memory Mist

2  Albatross feat. Judy Collins

3  A Tide of Living Water 

4  Dream Variation feat. Rhiannon Giddens

5  Ellis Island feat. Simone Dinnerstein

6  Don’t Explain feat. Leyla McCalla

7  Willow Weep for Me

8  Venus Refraction

9  Morning on the Limpopo; Matlou Women from Limpopo Songs

10  Farther from the Heart feat. Hila Plitmann

11  Favorite Colour

12  Notes of Gratitude

13  Arrorro Mi Nina feat. Magos Herrera

14  Music Pink and Blue

15  Idyll

16  Blue Piece

17  Bloom 

18  Just for a Thrill feat. Alicia Hall Moran

19 Aghavni (Doves)

20  What Lips My Lips Have Kissed

21  Rainbow

22  All the Pretty Little Horses feat. Ifetayo Ali-Landing & Musicality

ABOUT LARA DOWNES

Lara Downes is an American pianist dedicated to expanding the resonance and relevance of live music for diverse audiences. A trailblazer on and off-stage, she follows a musical roadmap that seeks inspiration from the legacies of history, family, and collective memory. Downes’ playing has been called “ravishing” by Fanfare Magazine, “luscious, moody and dreamy” by The New York Times, and “addicting” by The Huffington Post.

Lara’s forays into the broad landscape of American music have created a series of acclaimed recordings, including America Again, selected by NPR as one of “10 Albums that Saved 2016”, and hailed as “a balm for a country riven by disunion” by the Boston Globe. Her recent Sony release “For Lenny” debuted at #15 on the Billboard Classical chart and was awarded the 2017 Classical Recording Foundation Award.

Downes enjoys creative collaborations with a range of leading artists, including folk icon Judy Collins, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, baritone Thomas Hampson, former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, and multi-instrumentalist/composer/singer Rhiannon Giddens. Her close partnerships with prominent composers span genres and generations, with premieres and commissions coming from Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, Stephen Schwartz, Paola Prestini, Sarah Kirkland Snider and many others. Downes’ fierce commitment to arts advocacy, mentorship and education sees her working in support of non-profit organizations including the Time In Children’s Arts Initiative, PLAN International, the Sphinx Organization, and NPR’s From The Top, where she will appear as a featured guest host in Spring 2019.  

Her newest touring and recording project, Holes in the Sky, a Portrait release coming in February 2019, celebrates the contributions of phenomenal women to the past, present and future of American music.

TOOLS

MUSIC: master has been delivered and will be circulated via MMX shortly
ALBUM COVER: has been uploaded to DX here
PRESS PHOTOS: initial press photo has been uploaded here. More will be uploaded should they become available.
PRESS RELEASE: will be uploaded to DX here once finalized
MUSIC VIDEO: for “Ellis Island” will go live on February 15 to coincide with the IG track release
LINKFIRE: https://laradownes.lnk.to/HolesInTheSkyIM

Additional assets to be confirmed/advised.

ONLINE

Official Website: www.laradownes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lara.downes
Instagram: www.instagram.com/laradownesmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/laradownes
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTJh1m1BlPhkK7_deTexdXw

TOUR DATES

Lara Downes will launch the album in concert on February 23, presented by Washington Performing Arts. She will be joined by special guest Rhiannon Giddens for the event. This premiere will be followed by a national concert tour. Ms. Downes is also continuing a season-long arts education collaboration with Washington Performing Arts, connecting with school children in the D.C. metro area.

 

JAN 6       New York, NY, USA / Yamaha Artist Services NYC (APAP Showcase)

FEB 4       New York, NY, USA / Joe’s Pub (private event – invitation only)

FEB 23     Washington DC, USA / Washington Performing Arts

MAR 2      Spokane, WA, USA / Connoisseur Concerts

MAR 3      Los Angeles, CA, USA / Produced By Bear

MAR 5      New York, NY, USA / Album Launch – hosted by WQXR

MAR 13    Sacramento, CA, USA / Crocker Art Museum

APR 7       Atlanta, GA, USA / Breman Museum

APR 18     Akron, OH, USA / Tuesday Musical Club

CONTACT

        Josh Lerman                                                                                       Kate Leib
[email protected]                                                               [email protected]
+1 212 833 6457                                                                                   +1 212 833 6232

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