Universal Republic recording artist Lauren Pritchard will launch a U.S. tour with Matt White and Brendan James on March 17th in Little Rock, AR. The run, which will include a performance at Los Angeles’ intimate Hotel CafÃ© on April 1st, will conclude in Pittsburgh on April 17th. Pritchard, who’s in the midst of a U.K. tour, will play her first headlining show in London tomorrow – a sold-out concert at The Borderline that’s part of the HMV Next Big Thing series.
Wasted in Jackson, which she recorded with producer/Ivor Novello-winning songwriter Eg White (Duffy, Adele) in London, will be released on February 22nd. “On one of the year’s best debut albums, this soulful singer-songwriter brings to mind what Adele or Joss might have sounded like if they grew up in Jackson, Tenn,” said People in a three-and-a-half star review. “The album is all new-Dusty drama: big voice, big strings, big heartache…it mixes Southern orneriness with Brit-style quirks…on the Marcus Mumford produced art-folk “When Night Kills The Day,’ Pritchard moans with the dark, outsize passion of Kate Bush,” observed Rolling Stone. Both Q Magazine and MOJO awarded Wasted in Jackson four stars and London’s Sunday Times praised Pritchard’s “beautiful, soaring voice and a set of songs that roll and swell with Carole King and Norah Jones-like country-soul catchiness.”