By on August 8, 2013


Childhood friends and romantic partners Alyssa and Doug Graham will release their debut album as The Grahams, entitled, Riverman’s Daughter, on September 3rd through CEN/RED Distribution. Today, Huffington Post premieres the electrifying video for first single “Revival Time.” 

WATCH: “REVIVAL TIME” on Huffington Post 

Riverman’s Daughter was produced by Grammy-winner Malcolm Burn and was written by Alyssa and Doug as they traveled the 2500-mile Mississippi River and isolated themselves on a Louisiana swamp near its end. The Grahams are bringing the adventurous story behind the album on the road as they head out on a national tour this summer and fall. The tour kicks off on August 18th in Philadelphia at the Tin Angel and concludes on October 1st in Columbus, OH at Natalie’s. Full tour dates are below. 


Alyssa and Doug have played together in a variety of musical endeavors, and have performed at downtown New York City clubs such as Joe’s Pub, The Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall, as well as nationally and internationally from California to Paris, London, Tokyo, and beyond. They have collaborated on two Alyssa Graham albums, winning considerable critical acclaim. The New York Times has praised her “sumptuous and flexible croon.” American Songwriter called her 2012 album Lock, Stock & Soul an “immaculately constructed set” and named her Writer of The Week. Marie Claire magazine showcased her as an “Artist You Need To Hear.”
More than anything else in The Grahams’ body of work to date, Riverman’s Daughter is a unified, fully realized concept album. Alyssa and Doug wrote the 12 songs (and one bonus track) that comprise the work-and many others-as they progressed along the 2500 miles of Great River Road that parallels the Mississippi, from Minnesota to Louisiana. They stopped in various juke joints, exchanging stories and playing music with the locals. At the end of their journey, they holed up in a houseboat in rural Louisiana where the Mississippi spills into the Atchafalaya swamp, and periodically invited friends and musicians on board to help them hone the material.


Riverman’s Daughter was recorded entirely live to tape without headphones or isolation-a choice that transposes to the album the naturalness and immediacy that characterized the writing. The Grahams recorded Riverman’s Daughter in Nashville with mostly simple acoustic accompaniment by Malcolm Burn (bass, piano, guitar, backing vocals), Bryan Owings (drums, percussion), Phil Madeira (guitar, dobro, lap steel, mando guitar), Colin Linden (banjo, dobro, electric guitar), Steve Fishell (pedal steel, dobro) and Chris Carmichael (strings). The Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther and Cody Dickinson (guitars and drums, respectively) play on several tracks.


Aug 18     Tin Angel                        Philadelphia, PA

Aug 20     IOTA Cafe                      Arlington, VA

Aug 21     Evening Muse                  Charlotte, NC

Aug 26     Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar     Houston, TX

Aug 27     Darwin’s Pub                   Austin, TX

Aug 28     Jack’s Bar                       San Antonio, TX

Aug 29     Three Links                     Dallas, TX

Aug 30     Conservatory                  Oklahoma City, OK

Sep 1      Bowie Feathers                El Paso, TX

Sep 4      Plush                             Tucson, AZ

Sep 5      Martini Ranch                  Scottsdale, AZ

Sep 9      Muddy Waters Cafe          Santa Barbara, CA

Sep 10     Hotel Cafe                      Los Angeles, CA

Sep 11     Hotel Utah                      San Francisco, CA

Sep 16     El Corazon Lounge            Seattle, WA

Sep 17     Neuroflux                        Boise, ID

Sep 18     Kilby Court                      Salt Lake City, UT

Sep 19     The Walnut Room             Denver, CO

Sep 21     Czar                              Kansas City, MO

Sep 22     Vaudeville Mews              Des Moines, IA

Sep 23     The Nether Bar                Minneapolis, MN

Sep 24     Township                       Chicago, IL

Sep 26     The Pike Room                 Pontiac, MI

Sep 27     Rockstar @ Peabody’s       Cleveland, OH

Sep 29     The New Vintage              Louisville, KY

Sep 30     Willie’s Locally Known        Lexington-Fayette, KY

Oct 1       Natalie’s                         Colombus, OH




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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.