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Elizabeth Cook to Release Gospel Plow June 12

Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth Cook's 2012 CD, Gospel Plow. Photo courtesy of Thirty Tigers.

In 2011, Elizabeth Cook was asked to participate in Strawberry Music Festival’s Sunday morning gospel show. She reluctantly agreed, but by the time she was halfway through her set, she was surprised by how much she was moved by this music. Perhaps she shouldn’t have been; it reconnected her with music that was central to her Florida upbringing. She was moved enough to record a seven-song EP of some of her favorite Southern Gospel songs (well, six Gospel songs and a cover of Velvet Underground’s “Jesus”). The EP, titled Gospel Plow, will be released on June 12, the day before she appears on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Elizabeth and her band, husband Tim Carroll on guitar and Bones Hillman (Midnight Oil) on bass, will be hitting the road this summer, adding a touch of gospel to the proceedings. Full list of dates listed below.

In addition to all of her duties of writing, recording and touring, Elizabeth also hosts “Apron Strings” on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, channel 60 that airs Monday – Friday 10 am – 2pm Eastern.

Tour Dates:

May 29 – Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE

May 30 – Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO

May 31 - Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA

June 1 – Old Rock House – St Louis, MO

June 2 – Uncle Slayton’s – Louisville, KY

June 3 – Mountain Stage – Morgantown, WV

June 7 - Station Inn – Nashville, TN

June 8 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY

June 9 – Kirk Ave Music Hall – Roanoke, VA

June 10 – Night Cat – Easton, MD

June 12 – City Winery  (w/ Matthew Sweet)  – NYC

June 14 – Mockingbirds – Staunton, VA

June 16 – Todd Snider’s What the Folk Festival – Memphis, TN

July 6 – The Shed – Maryville, TN

July 7 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus OH

July 8 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH

July 9 – Sportsmen’s Tavern – Buffalo, NY

July 11 – Higher Ground – Burlington VT

July 13 – One Longfellow Square – Portland, ME

July 15 – Green River Festival – Greenfield, MA

July 16 – Club Passim – Cambridge, MA

Jul 18  - Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT

July 19 – Abbey Bar at ABC- Harrisburg, PA

July 20 - Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis MD

Aug 22 – Space – Evanston, IL

Aug 23 – Historic Rose Bowl Tavern – Urbana, IL

Aug 24 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI

Aug 25+26 – Minnesota State Fair – St Paul, MN

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