New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
On October 6, the Nashville-based singer and songwriter Becca Mancari will release her debut album Good Woman via Gold Tooth Records. The album is now available to stream via NPR Music's First Listen series. NPR Music's Ann Powers said, "Her voice, sometimes feminine and sometimes echoing beyond easy gender categories, is the voice of a quiet observer coming to realizations that matter. Some of the songs on Good Woman are joyful and jangly, others moody, but they always exude exquisite self-awareness." Stream Good Woman via NPR Music:
The album is now available for pre-order and includes instant downloads of four songs.
Recently, Rolling Stone Country premiered the "gorgeous, panoramic" video for "Golden," the third single to be released from the forthcoming album. American Songwriter said "Golden
" "...begins on a gentle note before swelling to a sparkling, layered chorus evocative of the song's bittersweet message."
The Fader recently shared the video for "Summertime Mama" and called the album "nine beautiful and buoyant tracks." The video features guest appearences from Bermuda Triangle, Becca's band with Brittany Howard
of the Alabama
Shakes and Jesse
Lafser. The band recently released their first single, "Rosey."
NPR Music's Jewly Hight premiered "Arizona Fire" and said, "...the symbolic spaciousness that can be found in the music of Becca Mancari, an important new voice emerging from Nashville's indie country, folk and rock circles, is striking."
Rolling Stone Country named Mancari one of 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know and called her music, "The spacey soundtrack for sunbaked afternoons, full of atmospheric Americana, hazy folk-rock and songwriting that drifts, drawls and draws you in."
The 9 songs that comprise Good Woman find Mancari establishing roots in Nashville following a life in transition. Born in Staten Island, NY, to an Italian-Irish preacher father and a Puerto Rican mother, Mancari has spent time working as a janitor in South Florida, writing songs with train hoppers in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and traveling to India
Mancari's debut is hauntingly lonesome, with dust cloud swells of electric guitar and don't-look-back lyrics that reveal scenes from Mancari's well-travelled life. Since her music is the landscape of all she's seen, Good Woman evokes the sound of city grit and the mountain music of her youth, swirling into a fresh, nostalgic sound.
In reference to her evolving sound, Mancari said in an interview with Native Magazine, "Our hope is that we're doing something that respects the roots but also has space and the galaxy in it."
Becca Mancari is currently on the road with Humming House and will tour with her band Bermuda Triangle in early October. The Good Woman album release show will occur on November 12 at 3rd and Lindsley with support from Good Buddy, Sun Seeker and special guests. Find a full list of upcoming tour dates below.
Good Woman Tracklist:
1) Arizona Fire
2) Waiting So Long
3) Summertime Mama
5) Long Way Down
6) Dirty Dishes
7) Devil's Mouth
8) Kitchen Dancing
9) Good Woman
10/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
10/5 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City #
10/6 - Knoxville, TN @ Mill + Mine #
10/8 - Asheville, NC @ Orange
10/9 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle #
Rock, AR - South on Main *
10/11: Houston, TX - White Oak Music
10/12: San Antonio, TX - Sam's Burger Joint *
10/13: Arlington, TX - Levitt Pavilion *
10/14: Oklahoma, City - The Blue Door *
10/15: Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room *
10/17: Davenport, IA - The Raccoon Motel *
10/18: Evanston, IL - SPACE *
10/19: St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room *
10/20: Columbus, OH - Woodland Tavern *
10/21: Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's *
10/22 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage
10/31: Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe *
11/01: Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
11/02: Lewiston, ME - Bates College *
11/04: Burlington, VT - Club Metronome *
11/05: Philadelphia, PA - MilkBoy *
11/07: New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
11/08: Vienna, VA - Jammin Java *
11/09: Charlotte, NC - The Visulite Theatre *
11/12 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley (Album Release Show) $
11/16: Athens, GA - The Foundry *
11/17: Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
11/18: Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre *
* - with Humming House
# - Bermuda Triangle headline show
$ - with Sun Seeker and Good Buddy