“Leland Sundries, a band from New York led by Nick Loss-Eaton, is dedicated to storytelling in a way that recalls Woody Guthrie and his Folkways brethren. [Its] scrappy Americana will get you longing for empty two-lane highways and kudzu-encased back porches.” – The New York Times

Following a run opening for Todd Snider, indie-folk project Leland Sundries is preparing for its first national tour, hitting many towns for the first time. Leland Sundries will perform solo acoustic on the tour with harmonicas and kazoo.

The Brooklyn-based band earned considerable acclaim for its recorded debut, last year’s ‘The Apothecary EP’ (L’Echiquier Records). Jambase called it “one of the freshest debuts in ‘10” while My Old Kentucky Blog pegged it as “what Lou Reed would sound like if he was asked to front Tom Waits’ Mule Variations band… highly recommended to fans of Leonard Cohen.”

The Boston Phoenix said, “Leland Sundries singer/picker Nick Loss-Eaton’s the-Band-meets-Lou-Reed approach mates gnawing electric guitar and old-time acoustic six-string, banjo, and harmonica melodies with dry-witted, drawling, modern-day ennui.”

No Depression remarked, “[The] narratives of bus rides, trains and bars, windmills, roast beef sandwiches and Russian overcoats are penned with a novelist’s eye for detail and delivered in a wry New York baritone.”

Leland Sundries Tour Dates

Wed, June 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Northeast Kingdom
Mon, June 20 – San Diego, CA – Tin Can Ale House
Tue, June 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Carly’s Bistro
Thu, June 23 – Albuquerque – Blackbird Buvette
Sat, June 25 – Lubbock, TX – The Gas Light
Sun, June 26 – Denton, TX – Andy’s
Tue, June 28 – Austin, TX – Cafe Caffeine
Mon, July 04 – New Orleans, LA – Neutral Ground Coffeehouse *
Thu, July 07 – Birmingham, AL – The Nick (w/ Spidereaters) *
Sat, July 09 – Knoxville, TN – Preservation Pub *
Mon, July 11 – Louisa, VA – Twin Oaks *
Tues, July 12 – Baltimore, MD – Dangerous Pies *
Wed, July 13 – Media, PA – 7 Stones *
Tue, July 19 – New York, NY – Parkside Lounge (w/ Joan Hutcheson) *
Sat, August 13 – Somerville, MA – Sally O’Brien’s #
Mon, August 15 – Arlington, VA – Galaxy Hut #

* with Sold Only As Curio
# with Ruby Rae

Well versed in blues, Appalachian, and international folk music, Sold Only As Curio’s Gregory Mulkern performs a musical bazar of original songs and international tunes, calling to mind the music of Doc Boggs, Cab Calloway, and a musical travelogue of tunes born from blood and sweat. The jealous ghosts of murdered lovers, angry circus performers, and the ancient sounds of the Silk Road are all found in Sold Only As Curio’s never-look-away approach to delivering a more robust folk music. Based in Portland, OR, Sold Only As Curio was recently invited to Italy’s International Busker’s Festival and will be touring the American South in Winter 2011-2012. More info on Sold Only As Curio.

Ruby Rae started as the side project of NYC based pop-punk band The Ex-Debutantes in 2010. Her debut release title “Double Feature” could easily be mistaken for a night at the local drive-in when rock’n’roll still flirted with its honky-tonk roots. The songs “It Came from the Swamp” and “Invisible Man” showcase rockabilly inflected instrumentation paired with sinister stories of love and guns. More info on Ruby Rae.

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