Legendary Nashville label, Compass Records, will release Erin Costelo’s award winning album, Down Below, The Status Quo, in the United States on March 2, 2018. The release will be supported by a US tour in March, through select cities in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, a double bill, with Compass artist Shannon McNally.
Down Below, The Status Quo, has been released, physically and digitally, in Canada (Pheromone) and in Europe (Seayou). Now, with distribution via Compass Records secured, the record will be distributed and promoted to radio, print, spotify and media throughout the United States.
The US tour kicks off in Lexington KY March 21, and ends in Nashville TN, on March 31st, playing The Family Wash. The tour stops in major US cities in seven states, with shows in Washington DC, Roanoke VA, Charlotte, NC and more. Along the tour route, Compass and the team will leverage their contacts to target press, radio interviews/in-studio visits and in-store opportunities.
Erin Costelo Spring US Tour Mar 21-31, 2018
Wed Mar 21, Lexington, KY @ Willie’s Locally
Thu Mar 22, Chillicothe, OH @ Steiner’s Speakeasy
Sat Mar 24, Yorkville, IL @ Law Office Pub And Music Hall (tickets)
Sun Mar 25, Newport KY @ Southgate House (tickets)
Tue Mar 27, Washington DC @ Hill Country Live (tickets)
Wed Mar 28, Roanoke, VA @ The Spot on Kirk
Thu Mar 29, Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse (tickets)
Fri Mar 30, Johnson City, TN@ The Willow Tree
Sat Mar 31, Nashville, TN @ The Family Wash
tickets to remaining shows will be on sale shortly
Released in Canada in March of 2016, Down Below, The Status Quo has been described as “striking, powerful and full of depth and range” by Exclaim Magazine.
Awarded the 2017 East Coast Music Award for R&B/Soul Album of the Year, and the Music Nova Scotia Award for Solo Recording of the Year, Down Below, The Status Quo garnered a total of 12 nominations in Erin’s home region of Canada. The album was a runner up for Folk Music Ontario’s 2017 Recording of the Year Award, sponsored by ACTRA RACS (Recording Artists’ Collecting Society), which recognises the overall artistic performance of a recording artist in the Folk/Roots/Blues genre. Erin was awarded 2017 Producer of the Year by Music Nova Scotia for the record.
The album received National airplay and charted across Canada on !earshot national charts, including the National Top 50, and CBC’s Radio 2 Top 20 Countdown. The record garnered national airplay on CBC programs, including Radio One shows Mainstreet Halifax, The East Coast Music Hour, CBC q, along with national radio feature shows and stations at the commercial level, including monitored reporters such as Q104 in Halifax and Stingray Digital.
Erin will attend Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MO Feb 14-18, as an official showcasing artist, and will be performing showcases as part of ECMAs “Canadian Music, East Coast Style,” Folk Music Canada and Mavens Music. Erin then heads to Europe for a tour of Germany & Austria, Feb 23 – Mar 10, before the US Tour begins end March. All dates and details at erincostelo.ca.
About Erin Costelo:
Erin Costelo is an award-winning singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. With a voice unlike any other in Canada, she has the ability to transport you back in time, to when voices were iconic and songs were well-crafted gifts. Follow Erin @ErinCostelo on twitter and instagram or “like” on facebook.
About Compass Records:
Described by Billboard Magazine as “One of the greatest independent labels of the last decade,” Compass Records was founded in 1994 by musicians Alison Brown and Garry West. Brown is a GRAMMY winning pioneer of progressive bluegrass whose explorations of jazz, pop, world, folk, Americana & Celtic music are reflected in the label’s diverse roster, which includes the largest Celtic catalog in the world. For more information, visit www.compassrecords.com.