Montreal-based singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk is set to release his new album, North Americana, on February 19. Vollebekk spent two-years on the LP, recording in Montreal, New York City, upstate New York, and La Frette-sur-Seine, France. North Americana features violinist Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire), who arranged her own parts. You can stream the album's lead single "Off the Main Drag" at the bottom of this post.
Vollebekk has a number of North American tour dates coming up, including a free show at the Empty Bottle on March 4 with Conductive Alliance. No RSVP is needed for his Chicago performance, just show up.
All known Leif Vollebekk tour dates and a stream of "Off the Main Drag" are below...
Leif Vollebekk - "Off the Main Drag"
Leif Vollebekk -- 2013 Tour Dates
01/25/13 Gatineau, QC - Cabaret la Basoche
02/07/13 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
03/01/13 Wakefield, QC - The Black Sheep Inn
03/04/13 Chicago, IL - the Empty Bottle w/ Conductive Alliance
3/12 - 17 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/20 - 21/13 Toronto, ON - Canadian Music Week
03/22/13 Quebec City - Le Cercle
03/23/13 Montreal, QQ - Cabaret Du Mile-End
03/30/13 Magog, QC - Vieux-Clocher de Magog
04/02/13 Terrebonne, QC - Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne