Singer Songwriter Pianist Akie Bermiss Slated to Rejoin Lake Street Dive
Keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss performs a featured duet with Lake Street Dive lead singer Rachael Price on the band's national concert tour.
New York, NY, April 20, 2017 - Music protégé and cutting-edge solo songwriter/singer/pianist Akie Bermiss, who was snagged by popular indie multi-genre band Lake Street Dive to play keyboards and provide backing vocals on the first leg of their 25-city national concert tour which was launched in mid-February, is scheduled to rejoin the band for most of their newly scheduled concert tour dates. The extended tour will be kicked off on May 5th at the internationally acclaimed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Lake Street Dive has added over 30 new tour dates that will carry through early September in support of their latest CD, "Side Pony."
Over the past half a dozen years, Bermiss has become a visible contributor to the fertile Brooklyn music scene as a musician, songwriter or featured vocalist with a collective of upstart groups such as; FutureSoul band Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist) and Rap sensa¬tion Soul Khan. He also birthed the Akie Bermiss Trio, independently released his first self-ti¬tled solo EP (via Rockwood Records in 2014) and continues to mine a loyal fan base performing frequently at cutting edge venues like Rockwood Music Hall , The Falcon, BAM Cafe and The Apollo Cafe, among others.
The Lake Street Dive quartet features lead singer Rachael Price, Mike "McDuck" Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (acoustic upright bass) and Mike Calabrese (drums). The new leg of their national tour will feature them supporting Jack Johnson on three shows, (July 8, 9, 10), four shows with Amos Lee (July 24-28), and one show with Daryl Hall & John Oates (Sept 1). The tour will also include several dates with special guests appearances by; Sweet Crude, Sarah Jarosz and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.
A full schedule of all the new Lake Street Dive concert engagements through September 1 is listed. All dates noted with an asterisk (*) will feature Akie Bermiss on keyboards.
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Lake Street Dive with guest keyboardist Akie Bermiss getting a SO at the end of one of their shows, are gearing up for an extended tour of over 30 dates starting May 5th at the long running New Orleans Heritage Festival. Pictured above is Lake Street Dive guitarist/trumpet player, Mike "McDuck" Olson keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss, Rachael Price, lead singer, Bridget Kearney, acoustic upright bass, and drummer Mike Calabrese.
May 5* New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 6* New Orleans, LA The Civic Theatre
May 31* Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Jun 2* Birmingham, AL Saturn
Jun 3* Atlanta, GA Candler Park Music & Food Festival
Jun 6* LaFayette, NY Beak and Skiff Orchards
Jun 7* Brooklyn, NY BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival
Jun 9* Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Jun 10* Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Jun 11* Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jun 13* Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Cafe
Jun 16* Shelburne, VT Ben & Jerry's Concerts On The Green
Jun 17* - Jun18* Croton-on-Hudson, NY Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival
Jun 22 Pittsboro, NC Shakori Hills Community Arts Center
Jun 23 Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewing Company Outdoor Stage
Jun 24 Williamsburg, VA Funhouse Fest
Jul 7 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Amphitheater
Jul 9 Marshfield, MA Levitate Music & Arts Festival
Jul 14 Mount Solon, VA Red Wing Roots Music Festival
Jul 15 Greenfield, MA Green River Festival
Jul 24 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jul 25 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Jul 27 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Jul 28 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Aug 20* Lyons, CO Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
Aug 25* Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug 26* Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Aug 29* Paso Robles, CA Tooth and Nail Winery
Sep 1* Snowmass, CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass
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by: Chip Schutzman