Judith Owen & Lee Sklar Announce Free Tour

Bass Player July 2014 cover artist Lee Sklar is hitting the road with chanteuse Judith Owen for a series of free, that's right, free shows.

Dubbed the "heir of [Joni] Mitchell" (NY Times), Judith Owen will release 'Ebb & Flow' (Twanky Records) on May 6, a 12-song collection that "sounds like a lost Carole King songbook." Produced by Owen and David Z (Prince), the album recalls the warm sound of the 70s troubadours on a mix of originals and covers like the Mungo Jerry classic "In The Summertime" reworked as a slow groove and "Hey Mister, That's Me Up On The Jukebox" with the same rhythm section as the original James Taylor performance.

One week after the album's release, Owen will head out for a 16-date tour with the bassist behind Taylor's "You've Got a Friend" and Jackson Browne's 'The Pretender', Leland Sklar. All shows will be free and open to the public in promotion of 'Ebb & Flow'. The tour will close with a full band performance featuring Sklar, drummer Russ Kunkel and guitarist Waddy Wachtel in Los Angeles.

Pre-order 'Ebb & Flow' on iTunes or at Amazon.com. :

Judith Owen Showcase Tour Dates (All shows are FREE):

May 13 - The Cutting Room - New York, NY
May 14 - Regattabar - Cambridge, MA
May 17 - Tin Angel - Philadelphia, PA
May 19 - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
May 20 - The Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
May 22 - SPACE - Evanston, IL
May 24 - High Watt - Nashville, TN
May 25 - Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
May 27 - The Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN
May 29 - Café Istanbul - New Orleans, LA
May 30 - Dan Electro's Guitar Bar - Houston, TX
May 31 - Cactus Cafe - Austin, TX
June 4 - The Triple Door - Seattle, WA
June 5 - The Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
June 7 - Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA
June 13 - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA*

* - Full band performance of Judith Owen, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Waddy Wachtel.