Dear Nora playing NYC with Kath Bloom & Emily Yacina before Treefort 2018
As you may know, Katy Davidson re-activated Dear Nora this year for the project's first shows in over a decade and a vinyl reissue on Owen Ashworth's Orindal Records. (They played Brooklyn's Silent Barn in September. Did you go?) She also released a new recording, a cover of the standard "Where The Morning Glories Grow" (famously recorded by Bing Crosby) for Portland label Marmoset Music's Transference, a compilation of covers of 100+ year-old songs in the public domain. Dear Nora were also recently announced on the lineup for Treefort Music Fest, confirming the reunion will extend into 2018.
A few weeks before Treefort, Dear Nora will play a solo show at Brooklyn's gorgeous Park Church Co-Op (3/2). It's a great bill all around, with avant-folk legend Kath Bloom and promising newcomer Emily Yacina. Tickets go on sale Thursday (12/10) at 10 AM.
Those are Dear Nora's only two 2018 shows scheduled at the moment, but maybe more shows and more new music are coming? Let's hope.
If you're unfamiliar with Dear Nora, they're worth checking out. Their revolving lineup once counted Dave Longstreth as a member (before he got much more famous as the leader of Dirty Projectors), and they've established a cult following over the years, making fans out of newer bands like Girlpool, Joyce Manor, and more. Stream the 2017 reissue of their 2004 album Mountain Rock, and that "Where The Morning Glories Grow" cover, below.
Dear Nora -- 2018 Tour Dates
3/2 The Park Church Co-Op Brooklyn, NY w/ Kath Bloom, Emily Yacina
3/21-25 Treefort Music Fest Boise, ID