Making it a family affair this time around, sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer are hitting the road together on select dates in support of their upcoming release Not Dark Yet. The new album, due out August 18 (Silver Cross/Thirty Tigers), was produced by Teddy Thompson and marks the first time the siblings have recorded an album together.
Now with twenty-four albums and Grammy, Oscar, and many other kinds of awards and nominations between them, Not Dark Yet offers a glimpse into the musical bond between the sisters for the first time and finally, after years of trying to get it made, at the right time.
Recorded in Los Angeles during the summer of 2016, the album contains eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what’s around the bend with a co-written “Is it too much,” to close out the ten-song set.
The tour will kick off in New York City with two nights at City Winery, followed by stops in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Nashville, and a few other cities. This marks the first time the sisters have toured together since 2010.
NPR has unveiled an exclusive preview of the album’s title track/Bob Dylan cover, ‘Not Dark Yet’ here.