European Summer tour 2022

Tourdates 2022:
16/06/2022 Thursday - Bed´nBlues Living Room - Belgium - Halen
17/06/2022 Friday - La Bonne Idée - Belgium - Sugny
18/06/2022 Saturday - Spitalkeller	- Germany - Ofenburg
19/06/2022 Sunday	- Watthaldenfest - Germany - Ettlingen	
20/06/2022 Monday - Lukas Bar - Switzerland - Sankt-Gallen	
22/06/2022 Wednesday - Subrosa - Germany - Dortmund
23/06/2022 Thursday - Alte Backerei - Germany - Grosshennersdorf	
24/06/2022 Friday - Steinhof - Germany - Zell
25/06/2022 Saturday - Real Music Club - Germany - Lauchhammer	
26/06/2022 Sunday - Hafen 2 - Germany - Offenbach A.M.	 
27/06/2022 Monday - Kulturcafé -	Germany	- Mainz
28/06/2022 Tuesday - Franzis - Germany - Wetzlar
29/06/2022 Wednesday - Die Heile Welt - Germany - Münster 
30/06/2022 Thursday - Alter - Germany - Mannheim
01/07/2022 Friday - Flöz-K - Germany - Werne 
02/07/2022 Saturday - Alberts Huus - Germany - Bremerhaven
04/07/2022 Monday - Garagebar - Sweden - Hoganas
05/07/2022 Tuesday - Studio 32 - Sweden - Uddevalla
06/07/2022 Wednesday - Carlas Cafe - Sweden - Degerhamn
07/07/2022 Thursday - Garage Rock'n'Roots - Denmark - Albertslund
08/07/2022 Friday - Prinz Willy - Germany - Kiel
09/07/2022 Saturday - Schule 21	Germany - Bremen
10/07/2022 Sunday - Mezz terrasconcert - The Netherlands - Breda
11/07/2022 Monday - house concert - Germany - Friedberg Hessen
12/07/2022 Tuesday - Café und bar Zuhause - Germany - Aachen
13/07/2022 Wednesday - Barzoen - Belgium - Turnhout
14/07/2022 Thursday - Pallieter - Belgium - Herselt
15/07/2022 Friday - Stadsherberg Helsdeur - The Netherlands - Den Helder
17/07/2022 Sunday - Zwarte Cross - The Netherlands - Lichtenvoorde
18/07/2022 Monday De Kaaij - The Netherlands - Nijmegen
20/07/2022 Wednesday - Paddy-O-Ryan - The Netherlands - Leeuwarden	
21/07/2022 Thursday - Roots In Het Park - Belgium - Aarschot
22/07/2022 Friday - Stamineeke - Belgium - Webbekom
23/07/2022 Saturday - Hanewijkfeesten - Belgium - Werchter
24/07/2022 Sunday - De Harmonie - The Netherlands - Edam 

Rootsville concert review (29/09, Pallieter, Herselt, B)

Rootsville album report Pop’n’Downers

Photo credit: Spencer Fordin

“Hymn For Her smash through the highway guardrails and land in a carnival on a hot air balloon. Float away with them on their new release, ‘Pop-N-Downers’.”

Hymn For Her are returning with an addition to their line up. During Covid, they had a show for a year called Singalong Sundays. If you caught it online, you would have heard a spontaneous performance of family fun and good times.
With daughter Diver on piano and puppy Figaro on yips and yodels, they kept the music flowing, while working on new recordings in a tiny shed off the coast of Maine.
Lift your spirits and join them on their European summer tour 2022. Hey, it’s a family affair.

Hymn For Her

SWAMPVILLE, Florida — Ever since Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing joined their romantic and musical fortunes together, hooked their home to a trailer hitch and drove off to look for as many of America’s music-loving pockets as they could find, the duo known as Hymn for Her has been living many adventures, one stop at a time.Their red-hot blend of roots music — and ferocious live shows — have also carried them to locales around the globe, attracting fans everywhere they go.With Pop-N-Downers (out on October 5, 2018), they’re ready to reach even more.
Their troubadour lifestyle has provided creative inspiration for several albums, earning the dynamic duoattention from a variety of roots radio stations and international music festivals. This new set of songs is seemingly inspired by travels far beyond America’s shores. “We never have an intent for where the music goes,” says Lucy. “Songs definitely forge their own path each time we record.”
Mingling textures and tones far removed from the “hayride to hellsy” twang-rock blast of their 2016 release, Drive Til U Die, the songs on Pop-N-Downers simultaneously exude sophistication and a charming, childlike whimsy. A colorful Tropicália vibefloats through several of these tunes, imbuing them with a lightness of being even when the lyrics turn heavy.

The album unfolds with the lush, full sound of “Blue Balloons,” which evokes Sgt. Pepper’s in its sweet harmonies, theatrical presence and pointed lyrics. “’Blue Balloons’ gets its life from the joy and sorrow we experience on our travels,” Lucy says. “We hope future generations can find the beauty in a world spinning out of control.”

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They’ve searched for beauty in many exotic spots, including the Mediterranean coast, which inspired the Spanish-flavored “Roses.” “We were busking in the streets with our baby daughter strapped to our back, wondering if this would be a good place to live,” Lucy recalls. “We’re always open to change.”

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“Dingle Town,” influenced by Hymn for Her’s recent tour of Ireland, slams together the drone of bluegrass and Celtic modalities with blues harmonica, crunchy guitar, handclaps, foot stomps, “bang-o” (a drummed-upon banjo) and whatever else they could wedge into its sonic soundscapes. Lucy plays banjo/bang-o and cigar-box guitar simultaneously on this one.

Echoes of Brazilian chanteuse Astrud Gilberto can be heard in Lucy’s bossa-nova-inflected scat singing on the earthy love song “November.” Ipanema’s beaches might come to mind in “Auf Wiedersehen” as the pair’s vocals glide breezily over waves of vibraphone and acoustic guitar. When it came to recording the album, Wayne says, “We gave ourselves leeway to add a variety of instruments in the studio that we don’t usually play at shows.”

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The path to Pop-N-Downers starts in Swampville, Florida, where Lucy and Wayne park their Bambi Airstream/mobile recording studio whenever they need to plot their next course. That’s where the co-producing couple recorded song demos before heading to Nashville to reunite with Grammy-winning producer Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jack White), who helmed much of Drive Til U Die, at his Sputnik Sound Studio.

The album’s character might be best summarized with a description of its sixth track, “Fireflies,” a lovely, sunny-sounding mid-tempo ballad — with a bite. A similarly airy feel permeates “Shallow Graves,” contrasting directly with the disturbing events to which it alludes
In “Human Condition,” inspired by Bob Dylan on his Theme Time Radio Hourquoting Thomas Fuller, Hymn for Her’s vocals harmonize with a funky, blues ’n’ rockabilly romp: “You’re born crying/you live complaining/and you die disappointed.”
Then there’s “Scoop,” a lighthearted little groover written in the Sputnik Studio lounge at the last minute. The sessions had just ended, so they recorded it back home at Bambi Studios. Their daughter Diver and her friends chime in on the catchy choruses. Diver also plays the mournful violin heard on the gentle, sadly moving “Yard Sale.” And she directly inspired “First Clown on the Moon,” a lively, banjo-driven song about love and joy that mashes Barnum & Bailey together with dream pop.
“Her very first career choice was to be the first ballerina on the moon,” Lucy explains. “A day later, she changed it to first clown on the moon.” (Her grandfather’s fanciful illustration of Diver’s lunar landing appears on the album’s inner sleeve.) When she was much younger, she covered “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” an unlisted 12th track on Drive Til U Die, recorded in the direct-to-acetate booth at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville.
Just as they freely blend styles, H4H also like to make lyrical leaps, jumping from macro worldview to their own intimate, private universe with the ease of trapeze artists. (Maybe that explains the back-cover image of Lucy — also known on social media as @TourinYogi — playing ukulele while doing a full split as a guitar-plucking Wayne hops over her.) A careful listen to “First Clown on the Moon” reveals references to the album’s title and mood inside the lines, “It’s not always what it seems/these rollercoaster dreams. Don’t mean to pop your balloon/I’ll be comin’ down soon.”=
But even when they address the “downer” aspects of our human condition, Hymn for Her leaven those messages with buoyant balloons, reminding us we can still dance with the fireflies and smell the roses … thorns and all.



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