Chris Funk of Black Prairie/Decemberists in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Decemberists side project Black Prairie released their new album, A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart, this past September and went on a tour which brought them to NYC earlier this month for a show at Mercury Lounge (11/10). They'll be touring again in January and will return to NYC on January 16 at Union Hall with John Wesley Harding. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Chris Funk of Black Prairie/Decemberists was one of the producers for the new Holidays Rule compilation, which features Black Prairie teaming up with Sallie Ford for a cover of the old holiday chesnut, "Man with the Bag." That compilation and the new Black Prairie album are on sale for 20% off at the Black Prairie webstore for the holidays. You can listen to a sample of Black Prairie and Sallie Ford's cover of "Man with the Bag" below.
Speaking of John Wesley Harding, he's got other upcoming shows, including the previously mentioned Cabinet of Wonders show in NYC at City Winery on December 16. John has since revealed more guests for that show, and the lineup now includes Fountains of Wayne, Josha Ferris, Colum McCann, Eugene Mirman, John Oliver, Ron Sexsmith, The Silver Ages, and David Wax Museum (who also play Mercury Lounge this week). It's far from the only place to catch Eugene Mirman in NYC this month and next. Tickets for the Cabinet of Wonders show are on sale now.
Lists of dates and song stream below.
Black Prairie Feat. Sallie Ford - "Man With The Bag" (Clip)
Black Prairie -- 2012/2013 Tour Dates
NOV 30 at the Aladdin in Portland, OR with LOCH LOMOND
JAN 16 in Brooklyn NY at Union Hall with John Wesley Harding
JAN 17 in Philadelphia at Milkboy with John Wesley Harding
JAN 18 in Vienna, VA (near DC) at Jammin Java with Rhett Miller
JAN 19 in PIttsburgh at Club Cafe with Rhett Miller
JAN 20 in Morgantown, VA. Mountain Stage with Rhett Miller
JAN 30 in Seattle, WA at the Tractor
FEB 1 in Eugene, OR at the Shedd Institute
John Wesley Harding -- 2012 Tour Dates
12/16 City Winery New York, NY Cabinet of Wonders
01/16 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Prairie