Megan Bonnell releases her beautifully rendered version of the Bob Dylan song “Not Dark Yet” today courtesy of Paste Magazine. North American spring tour dates with Justin Nozuka began this week in Los Angeles and will include upcoming stops in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
LISTEN TO “NOT DARK YET” HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “STARS” HERE
“Bonnell’s husky, versatile voice […] sounds more than a little like Joni Mitchell, though the artist most immediately called to mind is Damien Rice.”
“…the soft, sometimes somber piano blends with her lovely, interesting set of pipes to create a warm atmosphere.” – Exclaim!
Megan Bonnell’s subtle guitar work and smoky vocals lend themselves quite well when it comes to covering Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet”. Having been compared to Joni Mitchell and Damien Rice, Bonnell’s treatment of Dylan also brings forward the parallels between the two songwriters artul and often ominous material.
Released on Nevado Records, her latest album, Hunt and Chase, is formed with a dream-like space that boldly and beautifully blurs the lines between asleep and awake – sometimes from song to song and some time within the same one. The ethereal yet grounded video for album cut “Stars” excellently illustrates this idea.
This week marks the beginning of Bonell’s tour with Justin Nozuka, making stops in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. Previously she has shared the stage with John Grant, Nicole Atkins, Crooked Fingers, and Passenger.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES W/ JUSTIN NOZUKA
4/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
4/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
4/30: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
5/2: Portland, OR @ Star Theater
5/3: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
5/4: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
5/6: Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
5/8: Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
5/9: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
5/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Prince Music Theater
5/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
6/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café – (without Justin Nozuka)
ARTIST SITE: https://meganbonnell.ca
LABEL SITE: www.nevadorecords.com
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