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Afton Wolfe Announces 16-City East Coast “Cry To The Moon” Tour

Genre-smashing southern troubadour Afton Wolfe has announced a 16-city East coast trek in support of his recently released EP, ‘Twenty-Three.’



Afton Wolfe, photo by Jeff Fasano

Genre-smashing southern troubadour Afton Wolfe has announced a 16-city East coast trek in support of his recently released EP, Twenty-Three, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut LP, Kings for Sale (Grandiflora Records). We premiered a video in min-2022 here.

Twenty-Three is more than an allusion to its calendar date and the year of the nascent millennium. The number 23 has a revered history steeped in mystical properties. In its purest sense, the number 23 is magic personified.

The new collection opens with the soul-baring ballad “Cry,” which open-heartedly navigates the weight of grief and grieving. It packs an emotional wallop with a dash of gospel doo-wop courtesy of vocalists Melanie Dewey and Regina McCrary, of the McCrary Sisters, daughters of Baptist preacher, Reverend Samuel H. McCrary, a founding member of The Fairfield Four.

Wolfe was thrilled the pair was able to add additional weight to the gravity of the sentiment. He comments:

“Cry is a song that came about while I was trying to find the words to console a friend who had just suffered an unimaginable tragedy, losing his wife and the mother of his three daughters. After trying for days to compose a sentence or two to text him, this song was completely written in a matter of minutes. It’s the most emotional song I’ve ever written.”

To promote the release of Twenty-Three, which reunited him with musician extraordinaire Seth Fox and producer Brett Ryan Stewart (of Wirebird Productions), Wolfe is embarking on a 10-state pilgrimage throughout the Eastern U.S. for sixteen shows and several radio appearances. In addition to the aforementioned multi-instrumentalist Fox, on everything from guitar to flute to sax and clarinet, the Wolfe pack also features drummer Madison George and bassist Eric Mendez.

As a special preamble, Wolfe and his cohorts are hosting an evening at Nashville’s hottest new club, The Eighth Room on 8th Avenue (in the old Douglas Corner location). Sitting in with the band is fast-rising teen phenom Grace Bowers (guitar), who was the talk of the town at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion during SXSW, and an opening set by Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish acclaim. Tix available via Someday.FM.

Afton Wolfe Tour Dates:

3/30 – Nashville, TN – Eighth Room (w/ Grace Bowers) + Mark Bryan
4/11 – Knoxville, TN – Blue Plate Special (WDVX) [12pm]
4/13 – Knoxville, TN – Preservation Pub
4/14 – Axton, VA – Mountain Valley Brewing
4/15 – Baltimore, MD – Edith May’s
4/16 – Jersey City, NJ – 902 Brewing
4/17 – New York, NY – Cowgirl (opening for Emily Duff)
4/19 – Buffalo, NY – Jack Rabbit
4/20 – Hoosick Falls, NY – Unihog
4/21 – Portsmouth, NH – Button Factory Stage (WSCA)
4/22 – Norwood, MA – Fallout Shelter
4/23 – Keene, NH – Brewbakers Café
4/25 – Charlottesville, VA – WTJU (6-7pm)
4/27 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle (Patio)
4/28 – Silver Spring, MD – Silver Strings
4/29 – Charleston, SC – The Dinghy
4/30 – Columbia, SC – Steel Hands Brewing

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