Kathleen Edwards to play Boston’s Royale

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Kathleen Edwards has announced dates for a tour in support of her new album, Voyageur. The singer-songwriter will hit Boston’s Royale for a show on Thursday, April 26. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $20.

Voyageur, Edwards’s fourth studio album and her first work since 2008’s Asking For Flowers, was released in January. It debuted at at #39 on the Billboard 200. as well as #3 on the Billboard’s Folk Albums and #11 on Billboard’s Rock Albums charts. Voyageur was co-produced by Edwards and her boyfriend Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, the ten-track album was recorded between August 2010 and May 2011 in Fall Creek, Wisconsin and Toronto, Canada.

In addition to Vernon (who provides backing vocals and plays guitar, piano, organ, bass, banjo and xylophone), the album includes guest appearances by Francis and the Lights, Norah Jones, Stornoway, John Roderick, Phil Cook (Megafaun), Sean Carey (Bon Iver), Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier). Also featured is Edwards’ touring band of Gord Tough (guitar), John Dinsmore (bass), Lyle Molzan (drums) and her longtime friend and collaborator, Jim Bryson (guitars, keys).

“I knew laying the foundation for this record would start with the songs,” said Edwards of the recording process in a press release. “For the first time I was open to the idea of co-writing, and what had previously been an intensely private process became a challenge to see what would happen with an open mind to a different approach.”

Edwards also used Voyageur to explore other genres, but without abandoning her roots. “I don’t want to be stuck in this alt-country singer/songwriter genre,” she said in a recent interview with Stomp and Stammer. “My ear is much more interested in other things. So I was ready to step out and try things I hadn’t done, but in a way that wasn’t going to betray anything I like about myself or who I am.”

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