Aptly named, with gentle overtures and a voice that conjures images of early 20th century windswept plains, Angel Olsen announced last week that she’d signed to Jagjaguwar Records — home to Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten, Foxygen, Dinosaur Jr., and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The Chicago-based chanteuse is now embarking on her first West Coast tour (though she did play a one-off at The Bootleg back in January), and she’ll be headlining The Echo in Los Angeles tonight.

Half Way Home

2012’s Half Way Home marked Olsen’s sophomore solo LP release. Whether she’s backed by others or a lone soul on the stage with only her guitar for company, Olsen presents a brand of Americana that resonates in the truest sense. The belt of her bright vibrato aches for the most basic of human needs — it is indeed a lonesome road that Olsen traveled to get Half Way Home.

Also on the bill are Villages and Paul Bergmann. Doors open at 8:30, and tickets are still available.

Angel Olsen Tour Dates:

04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
04/09 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
04/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
04/13 – Santa Fe, NM @ High Mayhem
04/14 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
04/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/16 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
04/18 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
04/19 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
04/20 – Seattle, WA @ Sonic Boom Records [RECORD STORE DAY]
04/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
04/22 – Cottage Grove, OR @ Opal Center for Arts & Education
04/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Bows & Arrows
05/02 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
05/03 – Cork, IE @ Half Moon Theatre
05/04 – Sun. May 5 – Kilkenny Roots Festival, IE
05/06 – Belfast, UK @ Black Box
05/08 – London, UK @ Cinema Museum [SOLD OUT]
05/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Kurt Vile [SOLD OUT]
05/17 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Kurt Vile
05/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Kurt Vile
05/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
08/30 – Sun. Sep. 1 – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival

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