“Waldon’s music is a mix of storytelling, that high-lonesome sound, and the dangerous chug of Waymore’s Outlaws, filtered through her fresh perspective and emotive voice…it’s no wonder Oh Boy snatched her up.” -Rolling Stone
October 4, 2019 – Nashville, TN -Monkey’s Eyebrow, KY, native Kelsey Waldon is proud to release White Noise/White Lines. Co-Produced by Waldon and Dan Knobler, her much-anticipated third album releases today via John Prine’s independent label, Oh Boy Records. Click here to purchase and stream.
In addition to opening a number of dates for Prine, Waldon is embarking on a lengthy headlining tour in support of the album with newly announced dates including Oct. 9th at Mercury Lounge in New York City, Oct. 18th at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Nov 1. at The Station Inn in Nashville, and Nov. 22 Cactus Cafe in Austin. A full list of tour dates can be found below. Ticket information can be found here.
White Noise/White Lines is riddled with unique touches, very personal to Waldon. From the Chickasaw Tribe chant which Waldon recorded on her cell phone at her father’s hunting camp—added to the record with their blessing, of course—to a voicemail recording of Waldon’s father who’d called to tell her he’d heard her on the radio, to a snippet of her friends playing the bluegrass classic “Run Rabbit Run”; little moments and memories dropped into the album’s tracklist speak worlds to Waldon’s deep connection with her roots, her family, and her home state of Kentucky. All of these threads run tirelessly through White Noise/White Lines, weaving together a decidedly country sound, but not without some of Waldon’s unique influences shining through. The Band and The Meters, to Hazel Dickens and Ralph Stanley, to Ann Peebles and Bill Withers have all left their imprint on how Waldon fleshes out her songs.