Roman Candle has announced new tour dates in February and March, including a series of weekend dates with Ravenna Colt. The band will also headline the second night of WKNC’s Double Barrel Benefit on February 6th in Raleigh, NC.
Roman Candle has toured steadily over the past nine months with Jason Isbell, Will Hoge, Rocco Deluca, Ha Ha Tonka, and The Deep Vibration, among others. Most recently the band toured in support of Alejandro Escovedo, moving My Old Kentucky Blog to declare after the Indianapolis, IN, show, “Skip Matheny’s lyrics swing from serious and sad, to clever and witty without ever seeming disingenuous; thus disarming the crowd and leaving them at the mercy of the band’s whim…Roman Candle is definitely a band that is on the rise, and after seeing them play last night – that’s the most exciting thing I’ve heard in a very long time.”
Oh Tall Tree In The Ear , the band’s third album, was released in May 2009 on Carnival Recording Company and landed on the year-end lists of some notable blogs such as I Am Fuel, You Are Friends, which noted, “I like the way the world looks through a Roman Candle album. You stop to listen to the birds and frogs and cicadas, and see the beauty in every streetlight and every moth, and notice the millions of stars. Oh Tall Tree In The Ear is a fine bluesy Americana album full of richly literate lyrics that keep giving to me, even as I’ve listened to this album dozens of times.” Album track “They Say” can be downloaded here.
Roman Candle Feb/Mar tour dates:
FEB. 19 LOUISVILLE, KY ZANZIBAR*
FEB. 20 LEXINGTON, KY NATASHA’S*
MAR. 11 KNOXVILLE, TN SQUARE ROOM**
MAR. 12 ATLANTA, GA THE EARL**
MAR. 13 BIRMINGHAM, AL BOTTLETREE**
MAR. 25 CHICAGO, IL SCHUBA’S^
MAR. 26 INDIANAPOLIS, IN RADIO RADIO**
MAR. 27 NASHVILLE, TN MERCY LOUNGE**
* supporting Ravenna Colt
** with Ravenna Colt in support
^ with Locksley in support
Formed in Chapel Hill, NC, in 1998, Roman Candle is Skip (vocals, guitar), Logan (drums), and Timshel (Wurlitzer, Farfisa) Matheny – Skip and Logan are brothers; Skip and Timshel are married.