Sallie Ford

Perhaps most noticeably, the new lineup--Cristina Cano on keys, Anita Lee Elliott on bass, and Amanda Spring on drums--is all women. Ford describes the choice as a "daydream," not a statement so much as the simple fulfillment of a wish to make music with other women.

"Now I feel a little silly about it because that's all people are talking about. That we're all girls," admits Ford. "And I think it especially gets on the nerves of the girl musicians I'm playing with because I think they've [each] been struggling their whole music careers to be labeled as just 'a musician who is really awesome,' and not just because they're a girl." [The Artery]

Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside called it quits late last year, but singer Sallie Ford has struck out on her own and is now backed by an all-new lineup (more on that above). Sallie's first album under her own name, Slap Back, was produced by The Decemberists' Chris Funk and came out this past October via Vanguard Records. You can check out a stream of the whole thing (via Popmatters) below.

Sallie and her new band are on the road now with Crooked Fingers, the solo project of Archers of Loaf singer Eric Bachmann. That tour lands in NYC TONIGHT (11/14) at Rough Trade. Opening this show and most others is Northampton's And the Kids. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

All remaining tour dates are listed, with Sallie's LP stream and a Crooked Fingers video, below...

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Sallie Ford / Crooked Fingers -- 2014 Tour Dates
Nov 14 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC %
Nov 15 Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy %
Nov 16 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel %
Nov 18 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle %
Nov 19 Nashville, TN - Exit/In %
Nov 20 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway %
Nov 21 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar %
Nov 23 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

% with And The Kids