Singer/songwriters Josh Kelley and Ryan Cabrera are set to team up for a fresh and exciting collaborative tour kicking off April 15th. Kelley and Cabrera will perform together each night â€“ singing harmony on each otherâ€™s songs, playing guitar and engaging in off-the-cuff banter during their performance each night.
Kelleyâ€™s partnership with Cabrera comes hot on the heels of his busy 2008. In the past year Kelley released three studio albums (Special Company, the acoustic Backwoods and Target-exclusive To Remember) and was also featured on the hit show â€œRoad Trip: Myrtle Beachâ€ on the Golf Channel. When he wasnâ€™t in the studio or filming on the links of Myrtle Beach, he was on the road with acts One Republic and Collective Soul.
Kelley and Cabrera will also introduce â€œTell It Like It Isâ€ to radio in the coming month, a song they penned about acting honest and forthcoming in everything you do â€“ a mantra they choose to live every day.
Ryan Cabrera is no stranger to playing sold-out shows and showcasing his ample vocal and musical chops. Cabrera proved his considerable talent and mettle as a 19-year-old pop-rock prodigy who leapt from the Dallas, Texas club scene to the majors and went on to sell more than a million records and score such Top 20 hits as “True” and “On The Way Down” – songs so indelible to the ear that they were riding high on the radio recurrent charts a good year after becoming hits. His new album The Moon Under Water, off his new independent Frolic Room Records label, is in stores now.
Georgia-native Tim Brantley will join Kelley and Cabrera as the opener on nine dates for the first half of the tour through April 27th. A headliner in his own right in the Southeast, Tim has been relentlessly touring to promote his debut album Goldtop Heights off independent Blackledge Records.
Critical darlings The Kin have come a long way from their native Australia. Since the release of their debut album Rise and Fall, Thorry and Isaac Koren have logged numerous miles on the road and earned plenty of accolades. Billboard Magazine wrote, â€œThe Australian siblings have a radiant gift for songwriting and performing that infuses their live shows and is winning believers in clubs across the United States. The Koren brothersâ€™ trump cards are their vocals and dual harmoniesâ€”unaffected and quietly passionate. Hearing their partnership is a humbling experience.â€
Brandon Whyde is an up-and-coming talent taking the Los Angeles music scene by storm. He is currently in the studio recording new music, with Josh Kelley at the helm of his forthcoming project.
â€œTELL IT LIKE IT ISâ€ tour dates:
April 15 â€“Gainsville, FL â€“ Common Ground*
April 16 â€“Tampa, FL â€“ Crowbar*
April 18 â€“ Birmingham, AL â€“ Workplay Theatre*
April 19 â€“ Memphis, TN â€“ Newbyâ€™s*
April 22 â€“ Atlanta, GA â€“ Smithâ€™s Olde Bar*
April 24 â€“ Norfolk, VA â€“ The Norva*
April 25 â€“ Knoxville, TN â€“ The Square Room*
April 26 â€“ Charlotte, NC â€“ Visulite Theater*
April 27 â€“ Nashville, TN â€“ Exit/In*
April 29 â€“ Madison, WI â€“ Majestic Theatre**
April 30 â€“ Bloomington, IN â€“ Bluebird**
May 1 â€“ Cleveland, OH â€“ Cambridge Room @ House of Blues**
May 2 â€“ Indianapolis, IN â€“ Balloon Fest**
May 3 â€“ Chicago, IL â€“ House of Blues**
May 6 â€“ Annapolis, MD â€“ Ramâ€™s Head**
May 7 â€“ Bayshore, NY â€“ Boulton Center**
May 8 â€“ Red Bank, NJ â€“ Count Bassie Theatre**
May 9 â€“ Hershey, PA â€“ Hershey Park Amp.**
May 10 â€“ New York, NY â€“ Bowery Ballroom**
May 12 â€“ Alexandria, VA â€“ The Birchmere**
May 14 â€“ Raleigh, NC â€“ Lincoln Theatre**
*Dates featuring Tim Brantley
**Dates featuring The Kin