The Acorn return to the US to tour behind new album Glory Hope Mountain on Paper Bag Records. Glory Hope Mountain is the band’s sophomore release and has been praised by critics across the board. The Acorn have created a video for single “The Flood Pt. 1” that you can watch here. It’s pretty sweet.
Glory Hope Mountain is a touching homage to the life story of Gloria Montoya Esperanza, as told by her son, Rolf Klausener. To keep with the theme, Rolf did a lot of research on Smithsonian recordings of 50’s Honduran Folk Music and West Indian rhythms during the writing of this album. Based on interviews recorded in 2006 and recorded over 9 months, the sometimes haunting, sometimes exuberant tones of the album follow both hope and tragedy in Montoya’s native Honduras – a mother dying in childbirth, flash floods, an abusive father – and an ultimately life-affirming move to Montreal in the 1970s. The band and Gloria have done several cover features together as well (image of Gloria and the band below).
Apr 23 – Case Western – Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 24 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, Indiana
Apr 25 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, Illinois
Apr 26 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 27 – Cafe Montmartre – Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 29 – Exit/In – Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 30 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, Georgia
May 01 – Nightlight – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 02 – Khyber – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 03 – Union Hall – Brooklyn, New York
May 04 – SoundFix – Brooklyn, New York
May 06 – Mercury Lounge – New York, New York
May 07 – Great Scott – Boston, Massachusetts