Singer songwriter Jennifer Knapp returns from a seven year hiatus with her new album Letting Go (RED) on May 11th 2010. The Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning artist will also perform on this summer’s Lilith Fair Tour and will preview her new music this winter on a co-headline tour with Derek Webb and some solo dates including SXSW kicking off on March 5th in New York City (tour dates below). Recorded in Nashville, Letting Go is produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Martha Wainwright, Amy Grant) and features ten intimate folk, country tinged rock songs showcasing her astonishing straightforwardness and spirituality.

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Knapp’s impressive history includes selling over one million albums with her previous releases Kansas (debut 1998), Lay It Down (2000), and The Way I Am (2001). The Kansas-born musician toured the globe with artists such as Jars of Clay and was featured on 1999’s Lilith Fair tour. She received critical acclaim with The Los Angeles Times calling her “a rising star” and People Magazine describing her as “an uncommonly literate songwriter.” Jennifer went on to win her first Dove Award in 1999 for Best New Artist, scored a Grammy nod in 2002 and another Dove nomination in 2003. With a considerable fan base, critical and commercial successes, Knapp walked away from it all at the height of her career.

She explains her choice wasn’t easy but definitely necessary, “I completely had to divorce myself from the whole thing because I never really took ownership of what music meant for me as an individual. I needed to figure that out, so I really left the music business with the idea that I may not ever do it again.” She continues to explain her decision to return, “It was hard, and the whole time I was gone, it was like I had a shadow following me. I began to return to it in my own private time, getting out my guitar, starting to play and falling in love with music again without any expectations. I just wanted to play because it meant something to me.”

After seven years of soul searching and time spent in Australia, Knapp comes full circle with Letting Go. She returns with songs about inner-conflicts, spirituality, and life lessons.

Jennifer Knapp Tour Dates

Mar 5, 2010 New York City, NY City Winery

Mar 6, 2010 Manheim, PA Warehouse 54

Mar 8, 2010 Alexandria, VA Birchmere

Mar 9, 2010 Annapolis, MD Ramshead Tavern

Mar 11, 2010 Roanoke, VA Kirk Avenue Music Hall*

Mar 12, 2010 Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewing Company

Mar 13, 2010 Knoxville, TN The Square Room

Mar 17, 2010   Austin, TX SXSW                             St Davids Historic Sanctuary*

Mar 18, 2010 Dallas, TX House Of Blues*

Mar 19, 2010 Houston, TX House Of Blues *

Mar 20, 2010 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues *

Mar 24, 2010 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom

Mar 26, 2010 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café Live

Mar 27, 2010 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater

Apr 15, 2010 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

Apr 18, 2010 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater

Apr 21, 2010 San Diego, CA Anthology

Apr 22, 2010 San Juan Capistrano, CA Jennifer Knapp*

Apr 25, 2010 San Francisco, CA Red Devil Lounge*

Apr 27, 2010 Portland, OR The Aladdin Theater

Apr 29, 2010 Seattle, WA Town Hall Seattle

*Solo tour dates

JENNIFER KNAPP LINKS AND MUSIC/VIDEO

Letting Go Track Listing

1. Dive In

2. Letting Go

3. Fallen

4. Want Nothing More

5. Mr. Gray

6. On Love

7. Better

8. Stone To The River

9. If It Makes A Difference

Inside

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