Columbia, MO, May 27, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Performance Artists/Social Activists Lizzie West and Baba Buffalo (aka Lizzie and Baba) are kicking off their summer/fall tour intended for both coasts. Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter will help them kick off the tour in Kansas City, Missouri, after which the tour will continue through the Midwest, before heading east and then to the west coast. They will be promoting West/Buffalo's newest album, The Tumbleweed Cabaret (Dream #1), currently slated for an August release. They will also be helping promote more hopeful, peaceful and sustainable living in our country and raising support for the non-profit organization that they are co-founding, called Holy Road Tours Union (HRTU), a progressive arts cooperative, focused on promoting up-and-coming artists.
June - October will see the tour kick off in the heart of the country and head to both coasts (see tour schedule below). West and Buffalo's own signature brand of music is an eclectic blend of blues, roots, folk, stride, poetry and storytelling.
A love song, Chariots Rise, was featured in the film Secretary, and their “anti-apathy“ song “19 Miles to Baghdad,” is regularly featured on Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! show.
No Depression music review says “West writes disarming melodies, wraps her songs in beautiful, spare arrangements, and sings them with a beguiling voice.” The New York Times says about her music “[It] is rooted and comfortable, but her best songs have a restless promise,” says, and the LA Times says, “[her] intimate touch keeps her tunes refreshingly unpretentious.” West has received attention in the media on such television shows as The L Word, Woodsongs, Air America, NBC's Third Watch, the WB's Everwood, and in one of Spike Lee's national advertising campaigns. She has been reviewed by many national press sources.
For additional information on Singer/Songwriters Lizzie West and Baba Buffalo, with help of Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, tour to create performances of information and inspiration contact Press Liaison Jonathan Crowell (email@example.com, 573-489-4743), or visit www.lizziewestlife.com, www.holyroadtours.com. An informational Web media page, with audio, video, press and biographical information can be found at: http://www.lizziewestlife.com/media.php.
About Lizzie West, Baba Buffalo And The Holy Road Tours Union – Lizzie, Baba and other friends have created the non-profit Holy Road Tours Union. The Union focuses on holistic touring, community building, creating peace, and setting up Boarding Houses dedicated to the nurturing of progressive artists. Their model Holy Road House is located in Columbia, Missouri (214 St. Joseph St.). The HRTU has a vision of creating several such homes in various locations in the country and possibly overseas. The focus is placed on bringing local communities, independent businesses, national artists and their "fans" together to develop fulfilling sustainable living methods.
Tumbleweed Cabaret: 2008 Tour (some dates and times tentative)
21st: Kansas City (confirmed)
22nd: Columbia (confirmed)
25th: Saint Louis (confirmed)
26th: Louisville (tentative)
28th: Washington D.C. (tentative)
25th or 26th: NYC (tentative)
31st: Vermont Show, Montpelier or Burlington (tentative)
3rd or 4th: New Hampshire (tentative)
6th: Cambridge, MA (confirmed)
8th, 9th or 10th: Hudson Valley, Berkshires (tentative)
13th or 14th: NYC show (tentative)
3rd: NYC (tentative)
4th: Philadelphia (tentative)
5th: Washington D.C. (tentative)
6th: Morgantown (tentative)
8th: Lexington (tentative)
10th: Louisville (tentative)
11th: Saint Louis (tentative)
13th: Columbia (tentative)
18th: Boulder (tentative)
19th: Taos (tentative)
20th: Albuquerque (tentative)
27th: Tehachapi (confirmed)
2nd: San Francisco (tentative)
4th: San Luis Obispo (strong tentative)
9th: Fresno (tentative)
11th: Los Angelesten (tentative)
15th: Albuquerque (tentative)
17th: Lawrence (tentative)
18th: Kansas City (tentative)
31st: Columbia (tentative), “Howl-o-ween Ball”