What has being "Eleanor Friedberger" brought you that being a Fiery Furnace hasn't?Eleanor Friedberger has been busy since the release of her second solo album, Personal Record. She's done a headlining tour of North America (including a hometown show at MHOW), and she's about to head to Europe to do the same. And when she returns she'll go out on the road opening on Colin Meloy's upcoming solo tour, including the NYC show at Town Hall on November 1. Tickets to that show are still available.
Eleanor Friedberger: Well, if it doesn't sound too corny, it's helped me tremendously... become a more well-rounded person. Doing things with my brother, I was very quick to let him take over. It becomes more obvious to me now as time has passed. I think it's about getting older too, but I feel so much more in control of what's happening. I have so much fun onstage now and I don't remember feeling that way before. Not that it was the opposite of fun, but it was something else. It was really tense... really hard. Fiery Furnaces shows were so physical, like a sporting event. Now I have fun on stage and I hope that's apparent. It's a very different feeling for me.
In the midst of all this, Eleanor also found time to appear on the sixth installment of our BV Studio Sessions recorded at Butler Recording in Bushwick. She and her band performed "My Own World," "Singing Time" and "Roosevelt Island." Big thanks to Jessica Amaya, Albert Amaya, David Andrako and Chris La Putt for making this look (and sound) great. Dig into Eleanor's set at the bottom of this post.
Pictures from Eleanor's BV Sessions, the videos, and her upcoming tour schedule are all below.
My Own World
Eleanor Friedberger - 2013 Tour Dates
Aug 29 - Night and Day - Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 30 - Lodestar Festival - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Aug 31 - Sneaky Pete's - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sep 01 - Broadcast - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sep 02 - The Cluny - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sep 03 - Bush Hall - London, United Kingdom
Sep 04 - Glaz Arts Festival - Paris, France
Sep 06 - Ekko - Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 01 - Town Hall New York, NY*
Nov 02 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA*
Nov 04 - Somerville Theatre - Somerville, MA*
Nov 05 - Lincoln Theatre - Washington, DC*
Nov 06 - Carolina Theatre of Durham - Durham, NC*
Nov 08 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA*
Nov 09 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY*
Nov 11 - Park West - Chicago, IL*
Nov 12 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI*
Nov 13 - The Woman's Club - Minneapolis, MN*
* - w/ Colin Meloy