JENNY LEWIS with the WATSON TWINS – ” Rabbit Fur Coat 10th Anniversary Tour “

Posted: April 30, 2016 in MUSIC
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Earlier this year, Jenny Lewis reissued her 2005 solo debut, Rabbit Fur Coat, to mark its 10th anniversary. In celebration of the 10-track remastered vinyl release, Lewis performed seven shows in four cities with the Watson Twins and M. Ward as support.

Lewis is now adding more dates to the anniversary tour, with stops in Boston, Washington D.C. and San Francisco later this year. The album, which was released while Lewis was a member of Rilo Kiley, features collaborations with Conor Oberst, Ben Gibbard, M. Ward and the Watson Twins.

In addition to the Rabbit Fur Coat tour, Lewis has joined forces with Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster and the Like’s Tennessee Thomas to form the trio Nice as F— (NAF). Lewis debuted the new supergroup at a Bernie Sanders benefit concert in New York earlier this month. The band is set to open for M. Ward on select dates of his tour this spring.

A solo artist is just what Jenny Lewis became with the rootsy “Rabbit Fur Coat,” which originally came out in January 2006 and — with closely observed tunes about love, religion and her complicated childhood — opened a new chapter for one of pop music’s smartest, funniest songwriters.

Now she’s celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Rabbit Fur Coat” with a tour on which she’s playing the album in its entirety with help from M. Ward and the Watson Twins, who appeared on the original album.

Jenny Lewis commented on the look back at this tour, I don’t tend to look back in my life, which is probably why I’ve found myself in some pretty weird situations. But I think touring with the Postal Service a couple of years ago changed my perspective on that; it showed me how important it is to reflect, to kind of assess the songs from your life.

The moment I started singing with the twins, I knew it was meant to be. It really reminded me of when I started singing as a child with my mother and my sister in the San Fernando Valley. That’s when I discovered music. And working with women has led to some of the most satisfying moments of my musical life. Some of the most difficult, too, because my relationship with my mother is a difficult one. But it’s almost karmic that I reach out to women in my work.

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