Katie Pruitt announces August headline show

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Following the release of her acclaimed new album MantrasKatie Pruitt has announced a headline show at The Garage, London on August 15th. Tickets go on sale Friday 26th at 10am and will be available HERE. Following the show, Pruitt will also be performing at The Long Road Festival in Stanford Park, Leicestershire on August 24th.
Pruitt shares, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be coming back to the UK this August. It’s pretty special to be thousands of miles away from home & play to crowds who are even remotely familiar with my music. Looking forward to playing a mix of old & new songs & officially debuting my new record ‘Mantras’ across the pond!”
Out now via Rounder RecordsMantras was produced by Jake Finch and Collin Pastore (both known for their work with boygenius and Lucy Dacus) and recorded at Nashville’s The Shed. Its Pruitt’s first new album in four years and is a profoundly introspective record and her most personal work to date, documenting her personal journey of “letting go and learning how to love myself again.”

The album features the latest single ‘Self Sabotage’, a gloriously cathartic track as well as ‘Worst Case Scenario’, which saw her become Absolute Radio Country’s ‘Spotlight Artist’.

Reflecting on the project, Pruitt shares, “Mantras is a full circle journey from self-sabotage to self-compassion. Writing this record forced me to stop seeking external validation from the rest of the world and turn my focus inward. 

“After hitting a low point that caused me to seek extensive therapy, I realised I had a problem with negative self-talk. So I started writing down phrases of encouragement and repeating mantras in the mirror. Through this practice I learned how to be a kinder friend to myself and ultimately a kinder friend to others. When life gets heavy and the future feel overwhelmingly out of our control, we can learn to turn inwards and build a home inside of ourselves.”

Critical acclaim for Mantras

“A gritty soft rocker that nevertheless sparkles”NPR Music

“It’s a sublime collection of worth-the-wait music, brimming with Pruitt’s rare artistry, her relentless drive to self-explore and her insistent urge to take listeners along for the ride.”

“stellar lyricism and earth-shattering vocal prowess…Mantras exhibits exponential growth in every aspect”Nashville Scene

“A voyage told in staggering soundscapes and dazzling vocals.” – Holler

“soulful powerhouse of a voice…she finds little ways to line these dark narratives in gleaming silver rings of hope”No Depression

“Pruitt continues to establish herself as a dynamic presence in the music industry, captivating audiences with her soul-stirring vocals and thought-provoking lyrics”Entertainment Focus

“Exploring complex feelings on family, religion, and her own mind, angelic vocals meet a grungy folk-rock sound.”—Nashville Lifestyles

“Pruitt’s vocal paints with strong tones, already among the more powerful singers in our kind of music.” – Routes & Branches

“a rising artist embodying courage and vulnerability”Good Faith Media

“Pruitt continues to show off her lyrical genius”The Indy Review

In addition to Pruitt, Finch and Pastore, Mantras also features musicians Maggie Chaffee (strings), Dave Cohen (keys), Anthony Da Costa (guitar), Kris Donegan (guitar), Laura Epling (strings), Camille Faulkner (strings), Will Honaker (guitar, keys), Taylor Ivey (bass), Kevin McGowan (drums) and Johnny Williamson (guitar).

The new music adds to a series of breakout years for Pruitt following the release of her debut album Expectations, which of which NPR Morning Edition praised, “such clarity of expression and disarming intimacy—Expectations is aesthetically warmhearted even in its tensest moments of confrontation.” Additionally, Rolling Stone declared, “A soaring vocalist and agile guitarist, Pruitt is a dynamic new presence,” while Pitchfork proclaimed, “With stately ballads and choruses to shatter glass, the Nashville singer-songwriter’s debut builds into a record that feels deeply thoughtful and unified.”

Originally from the Atlanta suburbs and now based in Nashville, Pruitt has garnered widespread attention since her debut. She has been highlighted as a Rolling Stone “Artist You Need To Know,” one of NPR Music’s “Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch” and has performed as part of CBS Mornings’ “Saturday Sessions” series and NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home Concert)” series. In addition to numerous sold-out headline shows, Pruitt has also toured with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls, Shakey Graves, My Morning Jacket, American Aquarium, Lucero, City and Colour and more.


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