Holly Macve’s Golden Eagle is the kind of highly accomplished debut album that you only come across a few times a year. She’s a 21-year-old folk singer but her soul is as old as the blues records in her mother’s record collection that Holly says inspired her as a child. For a very modern comparison, she reminds me of a mix of Angel Olsen and Margo Price. She’s got Angel’s knack for combining deadpan, Leonard Cohen-style folk with a high-and-lonesome yodel, and Margo’s knack for throwing in just the right amount of country twang. (Holly was born in Ireland and raised in Yorkshire, but she can really nail the vocal stylings of American folk music.) But also like both of those artists, it’s clear already that Holly can make an old style her own. She knows just when to throw in an unexpected melodic turn, and also knows when to keep things familiar-sounding. My taste tends to gravitate towards the bare-bones loner folk of the early ’70s, so “The Corner of My Mind” is the song I can’t stay away from. But if you’re more into trad-blues, there’s “Heartbreak Blues.” If you’re into poppier, more upbeat stuff, there’s “No One Has the Answers.” Holly’s clearly a student of several varieties of folk, country and blues, and Golden Eagle proves that she’s already mastered quite a few of them. [Five Notable Releases of the Week (3/3)]

I wrote the above this past Friday, when Holly Macve released her excellent debut album Golden Eagle. She'll be in NYC this week to celebrate that album with a free in-store at Rough Trade on Wednesday (3/8) before heading to SXSW, and she's since added more US dates for May.

The May run includes a return to Rough Trade NYC on 5/17. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (3/8) at noon. Updated dates are listed, with some videos from Golden Eagle, below.

Holly Macve -- 2017 Tour Dates
Mar 08 Rough Trade NYC In Store & Signing FREE SHOW Brooklyn, NY
Mar 13 Andy's Bar Denton, TX (Bella Union 20th Anniversary Show)
Mar 15 SXSW Reeperbahn Showcase Austin, TX
Mar 15 Bella Union 20th Anniversary SXSW Official Showcase w/ TuneIn Austin, TX
Mar 16 SXSW 6Music AIM Showcase Austin, TX
Mar 17 SXSW Flatstock Stage Austin, TX
Mar 17 Twin Peaks at The Showtime House Austin, TX
Mar 18 SXSW Second Play Stage at the Sheraton Austin, TX
Mar 21 The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
Mar 26 6 Music Festival Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 04 Wardrobe Theatre Bristol, United Kingdom
Apr 05 Komedia Brighton, United Kingdom
Apr 06 St John on Bethnal Green London, United Kingdom
Apr 07 Manchester Sacred Trinity Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 09 Cluny 2 Newcastle, United Kingdom
Apr 11 Ruby Session Dublin, Ireland
Apr 12 DeBarras, Clonakilty Cork, Ireland
Apr 13 Kasbah Social Club Limerick, Ireland
May 13 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
May 15 Red Room Boston, MA
May 17 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY
May 19 Non-Comm WXPN Convention Philadelphia, PA
May 20 Songbird Washington, DC
Jun 24 Down the Rabbit Hole Festival Nymegen, Netherlands
Jul 15 Platform Festival Pocklington, United Kingdom
Aug 20 Greenman Festival Brecon, United Kingdom
Aug 25 Sea Change Festival Totnes, United Kingdom
Sep 02 Tuckerville Festival Rutbeek, Netherlands