From Los Angeles USA to the Lemon Tree Aberdeen

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First stop after his first North American tour for Dublin-born folk music singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow will be Aberdeen.

After winding up a hugely successful headline tour in Los Angeles recently, his next scheduled performance is at The Lemon Tree Lounge, on Wednesday, October 9, with his five-piece band and support by Canadian alt country singer Lindi Ortega.

Tickets for the cracking double-bill gig are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

James released his second single, the stirring Sparrow &The Wolf in July, off the back of a stunning performance on‘Later…With Jools Holland, where he joined the likes of Friendly Fires and Blondie in concluding the current BBC 2 series.

Having sold out London’s ICA and St Pancras Church in the spring, and won extensive praise at SXSW, McMorrow played a sold-out headline date at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in May and played the Park stage at this year’s Glastonbury.

The new single is taken from McMorrow’s acclaimed debut album, Early In The Morning, which was released in March and won widespread plaudits across the Atlantic, including his home country, where it narrowly lost out on a Choice Award (the Irish equivalent of the Mercury Prize).

His first UK single, This Old Dark Machine, also set James up for an extremely busy year: it picked up an early In New Music We Trust playlist at Radio 1, following extensive support from Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens, Jo Whiley, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank and Nick Grimshaw.

Lindi’s 12 track album features an all-star cast of talented session musicians, from guitarist Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson), bassist Dave Piltch (KD Lang, Louden Wainwright), drummer Davide Direnzo and keys from Ron Lopata.