Sarah Jaffe is thrilled to announce a June tour with Lou Barlow before he returns to the road with Dinosaur Jr.!  The 24-year-old Texas native will be main support for Barlow on nearly a month of dates starting on June 10th at San Diego’s esteemed venue The Casbah.  This will be the third tour in 2010 for Sarah Jaffe who just wrapped tour dates as main support for Norah Jones and toured as main support for Midlake earlier this year.  The Lou Barlow tour is her first US tour since the release of her debut full-length album – Suburban Nature – which came out May 18th on Kirtland Records.

Produced by John Congleton (Shearwater, Polyphonic Spree, Explosions In the Sky) who also produced her debut EP – Even Born Again, the new album showcases Sarah’s incredible talent as a songwriter and musician.  The music is dark and haunting and the songs and lyrics belie her age.

“…Suburban Nature, her full-length debut, announces the Denton, Texas-based musician’s arrival as a force on the folk-pop scene in a big way, offering up 13 gems that could make even a hardened critic start throwing around terms like ‘the next big thing.’” – American Songwriter

Jaffe has been turning heads with her memorable live performances over the past several years.  Her performance at 2009’s Austin City Limits Festival earned her a nod from Rolling Stone and a live show at Stubb’s had the Austin Chronicle calling her “…a major new talent.”  Now with a debut album set to come out later this month, a couple of noteworthy tours under her belt and a main support slot with the incredible Lou Barlow in June, Sarah Jaffe is poised to break on a national level – so catch her while you have the chance!  Confirmed dates below:

June      10th The Casbah                                                                                         San Diego, CA

11th Plush                                                                                                     Tucson, AZ

12th Cowgirl Hall of Fame                                                                      Santa Fe, NM

14th The Mohawk                                                                                      Austin, TX

15th The Loft                                                                                               Dallas, TX

16th The Oplis                                                                                             Norman, OK

17th Record Bar                                                                                          Kansas City, MO

18th Larimer Lounge                                                                                Denver, CO

19th Urban Lounge                                                                                    Salt Lake City, UT

21st Tractor Tavern                                                                                   Seattle, WA

23rd Doug Fir                                                                                               Portland, OR

25th Café du Nord                                                                                     San Francisco, CA

26th Bootleg Theater                                                                               Los Angeles, CA

For the most up-to-date information and upcoming dates please go to, or and look for her debut album Suburban Nature on Kirtland Records May 18, 2010.


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