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Madison Cunningham’s ‘Who Are You Now’ LP out today via Verve Forecast, U.S. tour dates with Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine, more

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The new LP from 22-year-old rising guitarist and songwriter Madison Cunningham, Who Are You Now, is out today via Verve Forecast; listen HERE. Cunningham recently performed on “CBS This Morning: Saturday;” watch “Trouble Found Me,” “Something to Believe In,” and “Pin It Down.”
Watch Cunningham’s recent interview and performance on AOL Build:https://www.buildseries.com/video/5d38d59927f25f52dffb79ed/
Listen to her interview and performance with WNYC’s “All of It with Alison Stewart”:
Cunningham will be performing at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 1st. So get your tickets today.
“The past year was a largely transitional one for me. It felt like all at once I was living in a new city and a new era of my life,” Cunningham explains. “Writing this record really forced me to take an honest look at where I came from, what my dreams and fear were, and who I was becoming as a result.” The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch studio in El Paso. “Madison ascended to another level at Sonic Ranch,” describes producer and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Chester, who has also worked with artists such as Jackson Browne, Blake Mills and Andrew Bird. Chester continues, “she left that week a young master, in total control of her musical identity and skillset.”
The Orange County, CA native has performed as a duet partner with Punch Brothers’ Chris Thile on APM’s “Live From Here” and her list of champions has continued to grow, including Bird, Sara Watkins, Nickle Creek and the Milk Carton Kids’ Joey Ryan. During the summer of 2018, she was the sole opener for the entirety of the Punch Brothers’ 34-stop North American tour. Cunningham is currently gearing up for a string of dates performing with Bird, Calexico, Iron + Wine, Amos Lee and Lake Street Drive. Find a complete list of dates below.
Cunningham first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by age twelve was singing and performing alongside her five siblings in church. By the age of fifteen, Cunningham realized songwriting was a passion she wanted to pursue, citing Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan as key inspirations. “It’d always been a hobby before, but around then, I realized I wanted to make it a religious practice,” she says. “I thought if I could capture some of their same spirit ever in my life, I’d have to work hard and every day.”


Aug 16
Phoenix, AZ †
Aug 17
Rialto Theatre
Tucson, AZ †
Aug 18
Meow Wolf Taos Vortex
Taos, NM †
Aug 19
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO †
Aug 21
Center for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC ‡
Aug 23
Chateau St. Michelle Winery
Woodinville, WA ‡
Aug 24
Fox Theatre
Spokane, WA ‡
Aug 25
The Zoo
Portland, OR ‡
Aug 27
Kettlehouse Amphitheatre
Bonner, MT ‡
Aug 29
Red Butte Amphitheatre
Salt Lake City, UT ‡
Aug 30
Avalon Theater
Grand Junction, CO ‡
Aug 31
Belly Up
Aspen, CO ‡
Sept 4
Rococo Theatre
Lincoln, NE ‡
Sept 5
St. Louis, MO ‡
Sept 6
Taft Theatre
Cincinnati, OH ‡
Sept 8
Queen Elizabeth
Toronto, ON ‡
Sept 24
Masonic Auditorium
Cleveland, OH*
Sept 25
Masonic Temple Theatre
Detroit, MI*
Sept 26
Riverside Theater
Milwaukee, WI*
Sept 27
Palace Theatre
St. Paul, MN*
Oct 1
Bootleg Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 3
Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace
Bakersfield, CA**
Oct 6
Palace Theatre
Albany, NY §
Oct 7
Le Poison Rouge
New York, NY
Oct 8
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT§
Oct 9
Washington, DC
Oct 10
Harvester Performance Center
Rocky Mount, VA §
Oct 11
The National
Richmond, VA §
Oct 12
The National
Richmond, VA §
Oct 13
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Wilmington, NC §
Oct 15
Whitaker Center
Harrisburg, PA §
Oct 24
House of Blues
San Diego, CA*
Feb 3-10
Miami, FL
* with Andrew Bird
† with Calexico and Iron & Wine
‡ with Amos Lee
§ with Lake Street Dive
** with Milk Carton Kids
“You need only experience Madison
Cunningham once to become a believer in
this Orange County songwriter”—Rita Houston
 “Poised and precise in her singing and ace guitar playing…Madison Cunningham might not conjure a comparison to Fiona Apple on first listen, but…with [her] wonderfully tangled imagery and cutting self-awareness, shows she’s an heir to that queen’s powerful throne.”
“A voice that was reminiscent of Stevie Nicks…
her set was sweet and filled with the energy that
only comes from a California artist.”
“expert chugs of electric guitar…for fans of

Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley”