NEWS : THU, FEB 23, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Shannon Lay Announces Covers Vol. 1 A Collection of Intimate Cover Songs Available April 14th

On April 14th, Shannon Lay will release a 9-song digital album of covers entitled Covers Vol. 1.  She shares “I absolutely love doing covers. It’s such a joy to offer my perspective on songs I admire and spread the word about amazing artists. Covers Vol. 1 is the first in a series of cover records celebrating my obsession with shannonizing songs.”
For her debut cover,  “Angeles” by Elliott Smith, Lay shares “If I had a nickel for every minute I’ve spent listening to Elliott Smith I’d be a very rich woman. His intricate thoughtfulness always fills me up. “Angeles” was one of those songs I was always quite intimidated to learn but upon finally trying it came together so naturally.  Then Debbie Neigher topped things off with an amazing piano outro. I love feeling Elliott’s spirit embedded in the musical scene at large. Anywhere notes are played he lives on.” Directed by Kai MacKnight you can watch this charming homage to Smith and her home, Los “Angeles” HERE.
Lay will embark on a 8-date run opening for Whitney starting on March 20th in Denver, CO, with additional shows in Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, ending on March 30th in her home city of Los Angeles. She will then head overseas in April playing headline shows in France, Manchester, Bristol and London with performances at Sound & Vision Festival in Cambridge, UK and Roots of Heaven Festival in Haarlem, NL. See below for a full list of dates.
Mon. Mar. 20 - Denver, CO - - Bluebird Theatre ^
Tue. Mar. 21 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre ^
Wed. Mar. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Soundwell ^
Sat. Mar. 25 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile ^
Sun. Mar. 26 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater ^
Mon. Mar. 28 -San Francisco, CA -  The Chapel ^ 
Tue. Mar. 29 - Menlo Park, CA - Guild Theater ^
Wed. Mar. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent ^
Sat. Apr. 15 - Toulon, FR - Faveurs de Printemps
Tue. Apr. 18 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Wed. Apr. 19 - Bristol, UK - The Cube
Thu. Apr. 20 - London, UK - Kings Place
Fri. Apr. 21 - Cambridge, UK - Sound & Vision Festival
 Sun. Apr. 23 - Haarlem, NL - Roots of Heaven Festival 
Wed. Apr. 26 - Dublin, IE - Cobblestone 
^ w/ Whitney

Shannon Lay
Covers Vol. 1

Angeles (Elliott Smith)
From the Morning (Nick Drake)
Blues Run the Game (Jackson C. Frank)
Close My Eyes (Arthur Russell)
The Keepers (Ty Segall)
I Lost Something in the Hills (Sibylle Baier)
Glow Worms (Vashti Bunyan)
I’m Set Free (The Velvet Underground)
I Am Slow (OCS)

Posted by Abbie Gobeli